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Batangas terminal’s second berth boosts capacity to half a million TEUs

Batangas terminal’s second berth boosts capacity to half a million TEUs

Apr. 30 | At the April 29 inauguration of the Batangas Container Terminal’s second berth were (L to R, foreground) Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Philippine Economic Zone Authority director general Charito Plaza, DP World Group chairman Sultan Ahmed...

Cebu Pacific calls off 58 more flights in May

Cebu Pacific calls off 58 more flights in May

Apr. 30 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has cancelled 58 round-trip domestic flights from May 1 to May 10, in addition to the 24 cancelled flights from April 27 to April 30. In an advisory dated April 29, the carrier said the cancellations are part of its ongoing...

South Harbor’s capacity expansion done by late 2020

South Harbor’s capacity expansion done by late 2020

Apr. 30 | Manila South Harbor photo courtesy of port operator Asian Terminals Inc The expansion of Manila South Harbor’s yard and berth is expected to be completed by late 2020, increasing by 20% the facility’s annual capacity to over 1.5 million twenty-foot...

P60M in misdeclared sugar, fireworks seized in Subic

P60M in misdeclared sugar, fireworks seized in Subic

Apr. 30 | Customs commsioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero (left) with Bureau of Customs-Subic district collector Maritess Martin during the recent seizure of misdeclared sugar and firecrackers at the Port of Subic. Photo from BOC. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently...

Lingering Reminders

Lingering Reminders

Apr. 30 | I write this column on the morning of April 23, less than 24 hours after Luzon was hit by an earthquake that shook both our structures and our fears. Is this the Big One? Is the Big One yet to come? Are we ready?   Sometimes it feels we aren’t,...

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Apr. 30 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO, Softlink Global Logistics companies can expect to see huge changes as automation filters into every aspect of the business in the face of a huge jump in road and connectivity infrastructure. While new modes of transportation like...

Air cargo demand further declines even as passenger markets expand

Air cargo demand further declines even as passenger markets expand

Apr. 29 | International air passenger markets showed growth in March, even as air cargo markets contracted for the fifth consecutive month against a backdrop of continued weakness in trade activity, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). The...

UNCTAD: developing countries need to build resilience of transport to climate change

UNCTAD: developing countries need to build resilience of transport to climate change

Apr. 29 | The transport sector faces severe risks from climate change and needs to adopt initiatives to ensure the resiliency of its facilities and infrastructure, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The unrelenting assault...

Major container lines establish digital association

Major container lines establish digital association

Apr. 27 | A.P. Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, and Ocean Network Express officially established on April 12, 2019 the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), the shipping liner group seeking to drive standardization, digitalization and interoperability...

Mindanao Container Terminal modernization to continue through mid-2020

Mindanao Container Terminal modernization to continue through mid-2020

Apr. 24 | Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) is rolling out improvements and upgrades at its port terminal in Misamis Oriental until the middle of next year as part of its ongoing strategy to become a premier international gateway in Mindanao. MCT, located at the...