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An Outbreak of Opportunity

An Outbreak of Opportunity

Feb. 15 | I’m afraid I’m going to touch on supply chain resilience once again. But then, the developments of the past six weeks mean we have to revisit it over and over. The eruption of the Taal volcano, and now the novel Coronavirus (or, as they’re calling...

Perk Up Operational Transparency for Super Efficiency

Perk Up Operational Transparency for Super Efficiency

Feb. 15 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The need for complete transparency in operations is important for efficient workings of logistics and freight companies. Automation of business operations does delivers a level of transparency but is that enough?   A...

PMTLAI inks online payment deal with OOCL

PMTLAI inks online payment deal with OOCL

Feb. 15 | The Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) and OOCL Philippines recently signed a memorandum of agreement allowing PMTLAI member companies to pay the shipping line online through BDO. The facility is made possible by...

PPA sets procedures for ships from China, territories

PPA sets procedures for ships from China, territories

Feb. 15 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has issued port protocols geared toward preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-2019). PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 02-2020, dated and effective February 12, is in conjunction with relevant advisories...

BOC fast-tracks release of imported face, surgical masks from PH ports

BOC fast-tracks release of imported face, surgical masks from PH ports

Feb. 14 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is ensuring that imported face/surgical masks are promptly processed and released in view of high demand for them due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak globally. BOC said it has been expediting the processing and...

Sole bidder awarded P208B Sangley Point airport project

Sole bidder awarded P208B Sangley Point airport project

Feb. 14 | The Cavite provincial government has awarded to the consortium of MacroAsia Corporation and China Communications Construction Company Ltd. the P208.5-billion Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project. MacroAsia, in a regulatory disclosure, said...

MetroPac starts construction of Sta. Rosa logistics center

MetroPac starts construction of Sta. Rosa logistics center

Feb. 14 | Officials of MetroPac Movers, Inc. and Markeenlo Realty, Inc. sign a lease agreement for the construction of the Laguna logistics center MetroPac Movers, Inc., the logistics arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), is building a logistics...

PH lifts travel ban on Taiwan

PH lifts travel ban on Taiwan

Feb. 14 | Image by skeeze from Pixabay The Philippines has today (Feb 14) lifted travel restrictions on Taiwan after the same was implemented four days ago amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-2019). In a resolution on Feb 14, the Inter-Agency...

BOC misses 2019 revenue target

BOC misses 2019 revenue target

Feb. 14 | Nine of the 17 customs collection districts have hit their revenue targets for 2019, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). These ports were Limay with P56.332 billion; Cagayan de Oro with P34.540 billion; Subic with P32.373 billion; San Fernando with...

PPA to bid out 6 ports in Q1 using new terminal regulatory guide

PPA to bid out 6 ports in Q1 using new terminal regulatory guide

Feb. 13 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is looking to finally push through with the bidding of six ports within the first quarter of the year, using the parameters for awarding port management contracts under its new terminal management policy. These ports...