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Domestic airlines lift 54% less cargo in first 9 months

Domestic airlines lift 54% less cargo in first 9 months

Nov. 30 | Cargo volume handled by domestic airlines dropped 54% in the first nine months of 2020 due to cancelled flights amid travel restrictions in the wake of COVID-19 Civil Aeronautics Board data showed the biggest quarterly decline was recorded in the...

Container shortage felt in Vis-Min; Manila with “healthy stock”

Container shortage felt in Vis-Min; Manila with “healthy stock”

Nov. 29 | • Manila ports have a “healthy stock of containers” to serve exports amid a container shortage in Asia, according to the Association of International Shipping Lines • There are reports of limited supply of containers in Cebu and of special containers...

PAL offers in-house PCR test for outbound passengers

PAL offers in-house PCR test for outbound passengers

Nov. 28 | PAL’s COVID-19 RT-PCR testing facility will release results within 24 hours The testing site is located at the Philippine Airlines Learning Center in Ermita, Manila Photo from Philippine Airlines. Philippine Airlines is offering passengers...

Volatiles rates, tight capacity seen on key shipping lanes in 2021

Volatiles rates, tight capacity seen on key shipping lanes in 2021

Nov. 28 | • Shippers will in the near term face high rates, space and container shortage, congestion or delays in some ports, cancelled routes leading to cargoes stuck in transshipment ports • Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc....

BOC, BIR to probe reports coops used as dummies by rice importers

BOC, BIR to probe reports coops used as dummies by rice importers

Nov. 28 | • The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will investigate reported use of cooperatives as dummies by private traders for their rice importations • The Department of Agriculture has stopped issuing sanitary and phytosanitary...

Cebu Pacific sets pilot antigen test for GenSan travelers

Cebu Pacific sets pilot antigen test for GenSan travelers

Nov. 27 | • Cebu Pacific will pilot the Test Before Boarding initiative, providing Manila passengers antigen testing at the airport before boarding their flight for General Santos City • During the December 3 to 14 pilot run, all Cebu Pacific passengers flying...

Domestic trade contracts more than 60% in Q3

Domestic trade contracts more than 60% in Q3

Nov. 27 | Domestic trade plunged 61.6% in quantity and 60.1% in value in the third quarter, improving on the historic declines of 77.8% and 69.1%, respectively, in the second quarter of the year Beverages and tobacco topped the list of commodities in terms...

High airfreight rates to stay amid capacity squeeze, coming vaccine

High airfreight rates to stay amid capacity squeeze, coming vaccine

Nov. 27 | Airfreight space is improving but will remain tight until belly capacity in passenger aircraft returns to normal, according to Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) president Marilyn Alberto As of August, aircraft...

Zuellig expanding vaccine storage capacity in Asia, including PH

Zuellig expanding vaccine storage capacity in Asia, including PH

Nov. 27 | Zuellig Pharma to beef up cold storage warehouse capacity in key regional markets, including the Philippines, over the next 12 months in anticipation of storage and distribution demands for COVID-19 vaccines In the Philippines, Zuellig will add 10...

PAL eyes court protection from creditors

PAL eyes court protection from creditors

Nov. 26 | Philippine Airlines plans to seek court protection as it grapples with mounting debt Airline has not confirmed measure but said it’s working on a comprehensive recovery and restructuring plan Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to seek...