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Amid coronavirus scare, PH carriers revise flight schedules into Chinese territories

Amid coronavirus scare, PH carriers revise flight schedules into Chinese territories

Jan. 31 | Local carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have adjusted their flights into China, Hong Kong, and Macau in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), cases of which were first detected in Wuhan, China. Cebu Pacific,...

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

Jan. 31 | Safety measures have been tightened in the Philippines’ transportation hubs with the recording of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Transport Secretary...

Smaller and Smaller Hubs

Smaller and Smaller Hubs

Jan. 31 | It happens fairly regularly: most days of the week, several times a day, we’d hear a rider from Shopee or Lazada call out to our next-door neighbors.   Do they order online this often? I used to ask.   Wrong. Our neighbors aren’t ordering,...

Implementation Crucial to Software Upgrade Success

Implementation Crucial to Software Upgrade Success

Jan. 31 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Logistics and freight companies are making strenuous efforts to enhance productivity, save costs and gain better control over their organization to keep customers happy and enjoy higher returns. Many companies are...

PPA needs more scanners as stricter measures employed across PH ports

PPA needs more scanners as stricter measures employed across PH ports

Jan. 31 | PPA Cagayan De Oro building The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is beefing up preventive measures in all PPA-controlled ports nationwide, while also requesting for more scanners, digital thermometers and health personnel after the Department of Health...

NEDA Board green-lights 6 mega transport infra projects worth P532.9B

NEDA Board green-lights 6 mega transport infra projects worth P532.9B

Jan. 31 | NEDA Board ICC meeting The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) has approved six road and rail infrastructure projects worth P532.87 billion. These include the P57.07-billion Metro Rail Transit...

P58M worth of fake cigarettes seized in Caloocan

P58M worth of fake cigarettes seized in Caloocan

Jan. 30 | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently intercepted P58.450 million worth of cigarettes—some believed to be counterfeit and some smuggled into the Philippines—in Caloocan City. BOC together with the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National...

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

Jan. 29 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring and inspecting shipments coming from countries with reported cases of novel coronavirus...

DOTr 2020 budget up 53%; rail projects dominate

DOTr 2020 budget up 53%; rail projects dominate

Jan. 29 | Image by Tumisu from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been granted a budget of P83.065 billion for 2020, up 53% from itsP54.240-billion budget in 2019. The bulk of the 2020 budget will be for operations, mostly capital outlay for projects...

Batangas terminal handles record 310,000 TEUs in 2019

Batangas terminal handles record 310,000 TEUs in 2019

Jan. 29 | ATI’s senior management led by executive vice president William Khoury handed over special plaques to SITC officials and port authorities to mark BCT’s record feat. Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) capped 2019 with a record-breaking 310,000 twenty-foot...