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BOC Batangas intercepts cigarettes worth P64.4M

BOC Batangas intercepts cigarettes worth P64.4M

Aug. 31 | BOC-Batangas Port intercepts misdeclared cigarettes worth P64.4 million | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Batangas apprehended on August 27 an estimated P64.4 million worth of misdeclared cigarettes from China. The shipment arrived...

BOC Port of Manila nabs P36M smuggled fake cigarettes

BOC Port of Manila nabs P36M smuggled fake cigarettes

Aug. 31 | Seized counterfeit Fortune and Marlboro brand cigarettes that were smuggled into the country through the Port of Manila | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Manila (POM) has seized smuggled counterfeit Fortune and Marlboro brand cigarettes...

Communication Let Me Down

Communication Let Me Down

Aug. 31 | Arguably, more than any other, supply chain is about the movement of information. Yes, the goods are important, but it’s information that allows businesses to make decisions about what to produce more of when, what to deliver where, and to whom the...

Selecting Freight Forwarding ERP Technology Post COVID 19

Selecting Freight Forwarding ERP Technology Post COVID 19

Aug. 31 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO COVID-19 has disrupted the way we operate our businesses, and the scenario for logistics and freight companies is no exception. Being in a highly competitive industry during a global pandemic, it is vital that you...

PH domestic trade plunges to record low in Q2

PH domestic trade plunges to record low in Q2

Aug. 31 | Philippine domestic trade plummeted to a historic quarterly and annual drop in the second quarter as strict quarantine measures severely curtailed business and consumption activities during the period. Domestic trade declined 77.8% in volume and 69.1%...

BOC Surigao opens customer care center

BOC Surigao opens customer care center

Aug. 31 | Inside BOC Port of Surigao’s newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center | Photo from BOC The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Surigao has inaugurated its Customer Care Center (CCC), the fourth one-stop shop for customs services in the Philippines. The...

Reefer shipping to fare better than dry cargo against COVID 19: Drewry  

Reefer shipping to fare better than dry cargo against COVID 19: Drewry  

Aug. 31 | The reefer trade is set to grow faster than dry cargo in the next few years, but container shortages will remain a challenge, according to Drewry’s latest forecast. Seaborne perishable cargo saw growth slow down in 2019 but is forecast to better weather...

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

Aug. 31 | The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has called on governments to reexamine existing border closures and restrictions, saying these measures have “completely suppressed” international travel demand since April 2020 to the detriment of the...

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Aug. 30 | Airports around the world reported an improvement in air freight performance in June with year-over-year volumes declining -11.4% compared to -17.9% in May, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. In the first six months of 2020, air...

Cavite ready to scrap airport deal with US-banned Chinese developer

Cavite ready to scrap airport deal with US-banned Chinese developer

Aug. 28 | The Cavite provincial government is willing to cancel its contract with the joint venture that will develop and operate Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) if the national government determines the agreement poses a security risk, according to...