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COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

Sep. 28 | A new survey shows that 98% of shippers and logistics professionals are making major changes in their supply chain decisions and strategies in response to COVID-19-related disruptions, according to a Transport Intelligence (Ti) report. The COVID-19 crisis,...

Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times

Sep. 28 | “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary vision” is the slogan we’ve adopted for this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference – or, at least, a reimagined version of it, seeing that we’re still not allowed to have public gatherings and...

Measuring ROI from Using Freight Forwarding Software

Measuring ROI from Using Freight Forwarding Software

Sep. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO In today’s dynamic supply chain industry, delivering the products to customers demands accuracy, on-time delivery, adherence to defined regulations, and lower cost.   Adopting the right freight forwarding software...

PortCalls September 28, 2020 issue

PortCalls September 28, 2020 issue

Sep. 28 | Our latest issue PortCalls (September 28, 2020). Stories include: BOC activates ‘orange lane’ for medium, high risk cargoes FDA licensing order to hike cost, disrupt supply chain: Philexport chief Customs steps up post audit of rice shipments Construction...

Asian airlines carried mere 1M passengers in August

Asian airlines carried mere 1M passengers in August

Sep. 28 | Airlines in Asia-Pacific continued to grapple with receding passenger and cargo markets going into August, as the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) called anew for an urgent review of the border closures and blanket quarantines imposed by countries. “International...

Tenth customer care center launched at BOC-San Fernando

Tenth customer care center launched at BOC-San Fernando

Sep. 27 | Photo from the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has established its 10th one-stop shop facility for customs services at the Port of San Fernando in La Union. BOC-San Fernando inaugurated its Customer Care Center (CCC) on September 22. CCC...

BOC Davao implements E-TRACC

BOC Davao implements E-TRACC

Sep. 27 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has rolled out its electronic cargo tracking system at the Port of Davao. BOC-Davao on September 7 saw its first trip using the Electronic Tracking of Containerized Cargo (E-TRACC) System...

Transpacific freight rates set new record high

Transpacific freight rates set new record high

Sep. 26 | Eastbound spot container freight rates have not just increased a lot since the COVID-19 outbreak started, they now exceed previous historical highs by an astounding 40%, according to data from Drewry. The reading for the week for the Drewry Hong Kong-Los...

CMA CGM enters air freight with 30% stake in airline

CMA CGM enters air freight with 30% stake in airline

Sep. 26 | CMA CGM has bared plans to acquire 30% of Groupe Dubreuil Aéro, signaling the container shipping company’s entry into the air transport sector. The French shipping company in a statement on September 23 announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding...

Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Sep. 25 | JM McGregor Haggens, Inc. chairman and CEO Jonathan Sanchez during a televised press conference announcing The Maritime City project on September 25 | Screengrab from Radio TV Malacañang’s livestream Construction company JM McGregor Haggens, Inc....