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Manila port operators announce port schedule in preparation for Typhoon Rolly

Manila port operators announce port schedule in preparation for Typhoon Rolly

Oct. 31 | Regular 24-hour vessel and yard operations at Manila International Container Terminal on Oct 31 MICT to suspend acceptance of empty containers on Nov 1 from 1900H MICT closed on Nov 2 from 0700H MICT operations could resume Nov 2 at 1900H Manila...

Chinese nationals arrested over P1.6B smuggled shabu

Chinese nationals arrested over P1.6B smuggled shabu

Oct. 31 | The 2 Chinese nationals were arrested in Cabanatuan The drugs were shipped from Malaysia and misdeclared as work bench tables Operatives of BOC and PDEA nabbed two Chinese nationals who claimed P1.632 billion worth of shabu in Nueva Ecija| Photo...

Global express and small parcels market to grow 7.2% in 2020

Global express and small parcels market to grow 7.2% in 2020

Oct. 31 | The global express market grew by 8.2% in H1 and will expand by 7.2% for the whole year Growth outlook is largely driven by strong demand from online retail, as consumers have turned to e-commerce amid the lockdowns The international express...

P20B raised from SMC share sale to fund airport, rail projects

P20B raised from SMC share sale to fund airport, rail projects

Oct. 30 | P20 billion raised by San Miguel Corp. will mainly be for investments in New Manila International Airport (NMIA) and Mass Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7) projects P736-billion NMIA in Bulakan, Bulacan capable of accommodating up to 200 million passengers per...

MARINA orders ship owners, operators to prepare for Typhoon Rolly

MARINA orders ship owners, operators to prepare for Typhoon Rolly

Oct. 30 | Shipowners told to take necessary precautions and measures ahead of the November 1 or 2 landfall in the Philippines of Typhoon Rolly MARINA Advisory No. 2020-79 directs shipowners to comply in case “no sail” advisories are issued, and conduct...

DHL Express foresees historic peak season

DHL Express foresees historic peak season

Oct. 30 | Globalization and digitalization are driving online shopping and worldwide shipping to new heights while Covid-19 accelerates e-commerce boom The company’s global network expects more than 50% increase in volumes during 2020 peak season compared...

119 tarantulas inside sneakers seized at Pasay warehouse

119 tarantulas inside sneakers seized at Pasay warehouse

Oct. 30 | The live tarantulas shipped from Poland were hidden in individual plastic vials and concealed inside rubber shoes In 2019, BOC agents also intercepted 757 live tarantulas from Poland concealed in oatmeal and cookie boxes and 87 live spiders The...

From Nov 28, travelers must use contact tracing app at PH airports

From Nov 28, travelers must use contact tracing app at PH airports

Oct. 30 | Mandatory use of TRAZE app at all airports nationwide starts end of next month App pilot-tested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark Internal Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and Davao International Airport TRAZE will eventually...

Skyway Extension northbound section done by Dec

Skyway Extension northbound section done by Dec

Oct. 30 | Skyway Extension’s northbound segment is now 70% finished and on schedule for completion by December Once Skyway Extension and Skyway 3 are both complete, travel from North Luzon Expressway to South Luzon Expressway, and vice versa, will just take...

BOC ramps up drive vs corrupt customs personnel

BOC ramps up drive vs corrupt customs personnel

Oct. 30 | A total of 228 customs personnel issued show cause orders since January 2019. Of this, 135 were investigated, 45 slapped administrative cases. Seven criminal cases were filed before the Department of Justice, 157 cases before the Office of the Ombudsman,...