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Beijing Daxing International Airport officially opens

Beijing Daxing International Airport officially opens

Sep. 30 | After almost five years of construction, the Beijing Daxing International Airport, expected to be one of the world’s busiest air traffic hubs, officially opened on September 25. Chinese President Xi Jinping made the official announcement and attended...

AsPac airlines log further decline in cargo amid falling business confidence

AsPac airlines log further decline in cargo amid falling business confidence

Sep. 30 | International air passenger markets recorded moderate growth in August, even as cargo demand further weakened against a backdrop of diminishing business confidence levels and significant declines in international trade volumes, says the Association of...

PH importers expect higher demand in Q4 due to holiday cheer

PH importers expect higher demand in Q4 due to holiday cheer

Sep. 28 | Image by Pashminu Mansukhani from Pixabay Philippine business outlook for the fourth quarter has improved following a less optimistic sentiment for the third quarter, according to the latest business confidence survey of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

P20B revenue eyed from fuel marking program in 2020—DOF

P20B revenue eyed from fuel marking program in 2020—DOF

Sep. 28 | Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay The Department of Finance (DOF) expects to collect P20 billion in revenues in 2020 with the full implementation of the fuel marking system next year. DOF undersecretary Antonette Tionko, during a Senate hearing...

Trans-Asia strikes charter deal for ro-ro passenger ship for Visayas, Mindanao

Trans-Asia strikes charter deal for ro-ro passenger ship for Visayas, Mindanao

Sep. 28 | In photo are, from left: Kumiai Senpaku Co. Ltd. Finance and Accounting Manager Masahiro Ikemura, Southern Pacific Holding Corporation Chief Operating Officer Capt. Rajeeva Mathur, Kumiai Senpaku/ Southern Pacific Holding Corporation President Nobutaka...

Three Takeaways

Three Takeaways

Sep. 28 | It’s been a very hectic past few weeks for us at SCMAP as we mounted this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference— an extra special one, as we are also marking our 30th anniversary as an organization. And so, we would like to thank everyone who made...

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

Sep. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As competition becomes fiercer in the logistics industry, companies need to take a reality check of their technology competency. Technology competency here means the capacity of a company to manage and take advantage...

CMA CGM launches world’s first LNG-powered box ship

CMA CGM launches world’s first LNG-powered box ship

Sep. 27 | Global shipping and logistics group CMA CGM has launched the world’s largest containership powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the first in a new fleet of nine French-flagged, 23,000-TEU, LNG-powered containerships. Launched September 25 at...

6 ports for bidding under PPA’s new terminal concession rules

6 ports for bidding under PPA’s new terminal concession rules

Sep. 26 | Tabaco City port, one of the pilot ports for proposed implementation of uniform tariffs. Photo from tabacocity.com.ph The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will be bidding out six ports this year under its new terminal management policy that lays down...

PPA eyes simplified permit to operate, accreditation requirements

PPA eyes simplified permit to operate, accreditation requirements

Sep. 26 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to review its regulation requiring stakeholders to secure a permit-to-operate (PTO) to avoid duplications with its new accreditation rule requirements. The review is part of PPA’s reassessment and streamlining...