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Clarion Call

Clarion Call

Feb. 29 | To be honest, I thought the COVID-19 crisis would start slowing down right about now, particularly when the number of daily new cases in China began to decline slightly. But, of course, there was no reason to let our guard down.   As I write this,...

How Visibility Gives You Full Control of Your Business

How Visibility Gives You Full Control of Your Business

Feb. 29 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO For a logistics and freight organization where diverse and complex activities are carried out simultaneously, visibility is indispensable. It makes for better control over the business process and gaining operational...

PAL lays off 300 staff amid mounting losses, COVID-19

PAL lays off 300 staff amid mounting losses, COVID-19

Feb. 29 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) is laying off about 300 ground-based administrative and management personnel to stem losses partly brought on by effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). In a February 28 statement, the airline said the business restructuring...

CAB imposes travel ban to SoKor

CAB imposes travel ban to SoKor

Feb. 29 | The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has directed all airlines in the Philippines to immediately implement travel restrictions to South Korea amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The move follows the earlier order of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the...

Kuehne + Nagel posts profit in difficult markets

Kuehne + Nagel posts profit in difficult markets

Feb. 28 | Integrated supply chain service provider Kuehne + Nagel said there was “considerable improvement” to its results in 2019 despite a difficult market, and announced that for 2020, it will focus on the growth of its Asia operations. The group in...

Asia Pacific carriers’ positive start to year wiped out by coronavirus—AAPA  

Asia Pacific carriers’ positive start to year wiped out by coronavirus—AAPA  

Feb. 28 | Carriers in the Asia-Pacific region saw 2020 start on a positive note, but their renewed optimism was short-lived as they now anticipate billions of dollars in lost revenue as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to inflict damage, according to...

Foreign airlines in PH see 7% dip in 2019 freight volume

Foreign airlines in PH see 7% dip in 2019 freight volume

Feb. 27 | International cargo and mail volume handled by foreign air carriers operating in the Philippines dropped 7.1% in 2019 to 370.603 million kilograms (kg) from 398.804 million kg in 2018 as both inbound and outbound traffic declined. Latest data from the...

BIMCO maps likely coronavirus impacts on global shipping as time elapses

BIMCO maps likely coronavirus impacts on global shipping as time elapses

Feb. 26 | The coronavirus outbreak could not have come at a worse time for the shipping industry, which is currently struggling with the additional fuel costs from IMO 2020 and the switch to low-sulfur fuels, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council...

DSV opens direct China-US air cargo service to ease capacity shortage

DSV opens direct China-US air cargo service to ease capacity shortage

Feb. 26 | Global transport and logistics giant DSV has announced that beginning February 25, it is offering a cargo air bridge between China and the United States to help alleviate the backlogs resulting from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). DSV in a release...

Yusen acquires bonded logistics center license in Jakarta

Yusen acquires bonded logistics center license in Jakarta

Feb. 26 | Yusen Logistics Solutions Indonesia has obtained Bonded Logistics Center (PLB) license for its warehouse in MM2100 Industrial Town, Jakarta, Indonesia. The license for Yusen Logistics Solutions Indonesia Warehouse No. 1 located in MM2100 Industrial Town...