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PortCalls March 30, 2020 issue

PortCalls March 30, 2020 issue

Mar. 30 | PortCalls March 30, 2020 issue Here’s the latest issue of PortCalls. For other news, check out our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

Mar. 30 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is transferring 4,000 unclaimed containers from Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to the container depot of Pacific Roadlink Container, Inc. (PRLI) and the domestic terminal...

HKIA sets new round of HK$1B relief aid for airport community

HKIA sets new round of HK$1B relief aid for airport community

Mar. 30 | A HKD1 billion (US$129 million) relief package for the stricken Hong Kong airport community has been launched to mitigate the continuing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the industry, Airport Authority (AA), operator and developer of Hong Kong International...

US seaborne exports find new markets but fail to match lost volumes to China

US seaborne exports find new markets but fail to match lost volumes to China

Mar. 30 | Producers and manufacturers in the US have found new buyers for the goods that have faced tariffs in China for over a year, but not enough to make up for lost volumes to China, according to a new report from the Baltic and International Maritime Council...

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

As supply chain disruption looms, IATF orders removal of containers from congested MICT

Mar. 28 | The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) directed cargo transport stakeholders—particularly importers, consignees, truckers and shipping lines—and concerned government regulators to “address disruptions...

Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Mar. 28 | So, where do we start?   From our perspective, it’s been crazy, these past couple of weeks. The sudden declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila meant we had to figure out how to keep our supply chains moving, a big ask considering...

Business Continuity  in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Business Continuity in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Mar. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The world is witnessing a pandemic of a scale never seen before. COVID-19 has shaken the world economy and caused much distress and disruption. Business have been forced to cut down on their work force drastically...

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

Mar. 28 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is mapping out contingency measures to help the troubled Philippine aviation sector affected by global travel restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DOTr said it...

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

Mar. 28 | Image by Gábor Adonyi from Pixabay The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the food resiliency protocol proposed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to speed up transport of major agri-fishery...

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

Mar. 28 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC), assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Manila Police District, and concerned citizens of Barangay 281-26 in Manila, apprehended an estimated P5 million worth of protective personal equipment (PPE) and alcohol at a store...