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ICTSI’s Polish terminal achieves historic 500,000th TEU move

ICTSI’s Polish terminal achieves historic 500,000th TEU move

Dec. 31 | Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s subsidiary at Poland’s Port of Gydnia, capped 2019 with a milestone after handling its 500,000th twenty-foot equivalent unit. Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), the Polish...

Air cargo posts ‘only’ 2.5% decline in November — WorldACD

Air cargo posts ‘only’ 2.5% decline in November — WorldACD

Dec. 30 | Total air cargo volumes were down by only 2.5% in November year-on-year, as load factors continued their steady climb from August 2019, according to a new report from WorldACD. Cargo declined by 2.5% year-over-year in November but was up 0.4% month-over-month,...

First in ASEAN, PH accedes to UN treaty on digital trade

First in ASEAN, PH accedes to UN treaty on digital trade

Dec. 27 | The Philippines acceded to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific on December 23 in New York, making it the first...

CTAP joins chorus of opposition to Navotas truck ban

CTAP joins chorus of opposition to Navotas truck ban

Dec. 27 | Image by Peter H from Pixabay The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) is asking the Navotas City government to suspend the implementation of its limited truck ban to avoid impeding cargo movements to and from the Manila ports. CTAP,...

Domestic carriers make counterproposal as Navotas truck ban looms

Domestic carriers make counterproposal as Navotas truck ban looms

Dec. 27 | Image by CopyrightFreePictures from Pixabay As the limited truck ban in Navotas City is set to start in January, domestic shipping lines are requesting the city government to implement instead a traffic rerouting plan with a designated 24-hour single...

TPLEX’s Sison-Rosario segment opens to public free of charge

TPLEX’s Sison-Rosario segment opens to public free of charge

Dec. 27 | The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway is a 78.39-km expressway that connects the provinces of Tarlac and Pangasinan and reduces travel time from Tarlac to Rosario, La Union from 3.5 hours to just an hour, benefitting an average of 20,000 vehicles...

BOC unveils rules activating EU Registered Exporters System

BOC unveils rules activating EU Registered Exporters System

Dec. 27 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued guidelines on implementation of the Registered Exporters (REX) System, which certifies origin of goods and which the European Union (EU) is progressively introducing in its preferential...

BOC Aparri tops annual collection target

BOC Aparri tops annual collection target

Dec. 27 | Image by ar130405 from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Aparri has breached its 2019 revenue collection target weeks before the year closes, the second consecutive year it has done so. BOC Aparri has so far collected P146.719 million, up 16.4%...

Registration with EU exporters’ system extended until June

Registration with EU exporters’ system extended until June

Dec. 27 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Philippine exporters have until June 30, 2020 to register with the European Union’s (EU) Registered Exporters (REX) system—the system that certifies the origin of goods and that the EU is progressively introducing...

PPA rolls out online application rules for vessel booking, payment

PPA rolls out online application rules for vessel booking, payment

Dec. 27 | Image by Goumbik from Pixabay The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued rules on the implementation of an online application procedure that will support an integrated vessel booking and payment system. The Centralized Ticketing System (CTS), under...