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Asian airlines struggle amid continued weak cargo demand, production slowdown

Asian airlines struggle amid continued weak cargo demand, production slowdown

Jun. 25 | International air passenger markets grew moderately in May, but air cargo demand fell further as export activity continued to slow in the face of challenging business conditions, according to traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific...

Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Duterte pushes for more rural ecozones, freezes new applications in MM

Jun. 25 | Image by Pashminu Mansukhani from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the development of economic zones (ecozones) in the Philippine countryside to promote rural development and create robust economic activity in areas outside Metro Manila. The...

Cebu Pacific to modernize fleet with order of 31 Airbus aircraft in 2021-26

Cebu Pacific to modernize fleet with order of 31 Airbus aircraft in 2021-26

Jun. 25 | Cebu Pacific’s memorandum of understanding for 31 Airbus jetliners includes 10 A321XLR versions. Photo from www.airbus.com. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has ordered a total of 31 next-generation aircraft from Airbus as part of its plan to introduce...

Chelsea taps Japanese shipbuilder to build passenger ro-ro ship

Chelsea taps Japanese shipbuilder to build passenger ro-ro ship

Jun. 25 | At the signing of the agreement between Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp and Fukuoka Shipbuilding were (from left): Chelsea President & CEO Chryss Alfonsus V. Damuy, Fukuoka President Keiji Tanaka, Chelsea Chairman Dennis A. Uy,...

PAL’s new OIC gets nod of board of directors

PAL’s new OIC gets nod of board of directors

Jun. 25 | Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) board of directors (BOD) has approved the appointment of Vivienne K. Tan as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the flag carrier and its other companies following the retirement of chief operating officer and president Jaime J. Bautista. PAL’s...

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

BOC website hacking ‘an attempt to derail computerization’, says chief

Jun. 25 | Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has assured that all its computer systems are fine and working as it condemned the hacking of its website that it said was an act meant to foil the agency’s computerization plan. Customs...

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

BOC seizes fake cigarettes from Bulacan warehouses

Jun. 24 | Some 1,339 cases of fake Mighty, Fortune, Hope, Belmont, Marlboro, Modern, Double Happiness, and Camel cigarettes valued at P40.170 million were seized. Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intercepted more than P160 million...

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Fake BOC employee arrested at Manila port

Jun. 24 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has apprehended a hao-shiao (fake customs employee) for conducting illegal transactions at the Port of Manila. Agents of BOC’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, assisted by members of the Armed Forces of the...

Asia’s airlines rejuvenate passenger, cargo fleets with new orders

Asia’s airlines rejuvenate passenger, cargo fleets with new orders

Jun. 24 | Asian airlines continue to modernize and upgrade their fleets with new orders from aerospace firm The Boeing Company at the recent Paris Air Show. Korean Air on June 18 announced plans to add 30 new 787 Dreamliner airplanes to its fleet, with a commitment...

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

Jun. 23 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The joint administrative order (JAO) that will regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines servicing the Philippines will be out in one or two weeks, according to Trade and Industry Secretary...
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