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BOC-MICP expedites inspection of overstaying containers

BOC-MICP expedites inspection of overstaying containers

Mar. 22 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has finished inspecting 412 overstaying containers at the Manila International Container Port (MICP), part of efforts to free up space and improve efficiency at the port, a March 20 statement...

Cavite Gateway Terminal presents logistics advantages for Southern Luzon businesses

Cavite Gateway Terminal presents logistics advantages for Southern Luzon businesses

Mar. 22 | By using the waterways, Cavite Gateway Terminal allows Southern Luzon manufacturers and exporters to easily move their containers in and out of the Manila International Container Terminal, bypassing truck bans and the road congestion. Manufacturers, especially...

ATI books P2.9B income as box volumes break records

ATI books P2.9B income as box volumes break records

Mar. 21 | Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) reported a net income of P2.9 billion in 2018, 15.8% higher than the P2.5 billion earned in 2017, as the port operator handled record cargo volumes at its gateway ports in Manila and Batangas. Revenues went up 15.8% to P12.3...

PAL suspends Manila-New Delhi service launch

PAL suspends Manila-New Delhi service launch

Mar. 21 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) is suspending until further notice the launch of its Manila-New Delhi-Manila service. “We are constrained to take this step as news of India-Pakistan border tensions has prompted many travelers to cancel bookings and defer...

UN guidelines for monitoring plastics in oceans released

UN guidelines for monitoring plastics in oceans released

Mar. 21 | A new set of publicly available guidelines for monitoring plastics and microplastics in the oceans will help harmonize how scientists and others assess the scale of the marine plastic litter problem, according to the International Maritime Organization. Released...

Cathay cargo tonnage declines nearly 10% in Feb

Cathay cargo tonnage declines nearly 10% in Feb

Mar. 20 | Combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for February 2019 show an increase in the number of passengers carried and a drop in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2018. The Hong Kong-based carriers carried a total of...

Duterte signs law dissolving Road Board

Duterte signs law dissolving Road Board

Mar. 20 | President Rodrigo Duterte has abolished the Road Board and transferred the remittance of the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC) from the agency to the National Treasury. Republic Act (RA) No. 11239, which the President signed on March 8 but was released...

The Supply Chain Trilogy spotlights industry innovation, digitization, technologies

The Supply Chain Trilogy spotlights industry innovation, digitization, technologies

Mar. 20 | Industry stakeholders are invited to join The Supply Chain Trilogy, a series of three half-day events that tackles the latest trends in and provides valuable insights on three industries—transport and logistics, retail, and manufacturing. Happening...

Primer to explain PH post-clearance audit process eyed

Primer to explain PH post-clearance audit process eyed

Mar. 19 | Image by OpenIcons from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) is looking at publishing a guide on the new post-clearance audit process as it aims to have its procedure ISO certified, BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Mar. 19 | Image by Wolfgang Schröpfer from Pixabay Foreign shipping lines are now able to evacuate more empty containers out of the country with yard utilization at Manila international terminals down to ideal levels, Association of International Shipping Lines...
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