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Thai Customs to adopt logistics blockchain technology TradeLens

Thai Customs to adopt logistics blockchain technology TradeLens

Aug. 30 | The Customs Department of Thailand will use the logistics blockchain platform TradeLens jointly developed by IBM and Maersk to streamline procedures and to track shipments in real time. The department is working with IBM Thailand Co. and shipping and...

BOC drafts order on AEO program for importers, exporters

BOC drafts order on AEO program for importers, exporters

Aug. 29 | Image by Jens P. Raak from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has drafted an order that will implement the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program for importers and exporters, and is asking for stakeholder comments. In an advisory published on August...

MARINA issues rules on conversion of ships from domestic to int’l trade

MARINA issues rules on conversion of ships from domestic to int’l trade

Aug. 29 | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has issued rules on registration and documentation of ships for permanent conversion from domestic to international voyages. All ships of domestic ownership plying Philippine...

Cebu-based shipping group installs first set of officers

Cebu-based shipping group installs first set of officers

Aug. 28 | The first set of officials of Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association were recently inducted in Cebu City. They are from left: Arthur Kenneth Sy of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc.; Jose Emery Roble of Roble Shipping Lines, Inc.; Lucio Roger Lim, Jr...

DOTr looking to accredit private MVICs by 2020

DOTr looking to accredit private MVICs by 2020

Aug. 28 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) hopes to authorize by first quarter of next year the operation of private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (MVICs) that will determine roadworthiness of vehicles, including trucks. DOTr Undersecretary for road transport...

Faster turnaround, better services seen at Honduras port

Faster turnaround, better services seen at Honduras port

Aug. 28 | Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s terminal in Cortes, Honduras. Photo from ICTSI. Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), the Honduran subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services,...

P15M in used smart phones intercepted at NAIA

P15M in used smart phones intercepted at NAIA

Aug. 28 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized 825 sets of used smart phones, lithium batteries and phone accessories that were illegally shipped to the Philippines through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). BOC-NAIA said the items, estimated to have...

NLEX Balagtas Northbound Entry in Bulacan opened

NLEX Balagtas Northbound Entry in Bulacan opened

Aug. 28 | Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar led on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 the opening and ceremonial drive thru of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Balagtas Northbound Entry from Plaridel Bypass Road that connects NLEX to the...

Cathay Pacific says July passenger traffic not yet affected by HK turmoil but Aug will be different

Cathay Pacific says July passenger traffic not yet affected by HK turmoil but Aug will be different

Aug. 28 | Combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for July 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. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of...

Asian airlines see 7.7% fall in air cargo demand in July

Asian airlines see 7.7% fall in air cargo demand in July

Aug. 28 | International air passenger demand continued to grow moderately in July, supported by business and leisure travel. However, falling exports and a worsening trade outlook led to further weakness in air cargo markets, according to traffic figures from the...