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Royal Cargo harnesses solar energy to run its warehouses

Royal Cargo harnesses solar energy to run its warehouses

Jun. 20 | Royal Cargo has upgraded its cold-chain facilities by converting the main power source of its warehouses to solar energy in anticipation of stronger market demand and the resulting rise in energy consumption. Royal Cargo, in a statement, said its cold-chain...

P250M Thai rice with no import permit nabbed at Manila port

P250M Thai rice with no import permit nabbed at Manila port

Jun. 20 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently seized 200 containers of Thai white rice estimated to be worth P250 million at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) for lacking the necessary permit to import. Importer Sta. Rosa Farm Products Corp. filed...

TradeNet beefed up with cybersecurity features

TradeNet beefed up with cybersecurity features

Jun. 20 | TradeNet, the government’s digital trading platform that aims to reduce the processing time and number of transactions for import and export clearances, will be reinforced with cybersecurity features to thwart unauthorized access and other forms of...

PPA adds more ports to its integrated management network

PPA adds more ports to its integrated management network

Jun. 11 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has rolled out its integrated management system (IMS) in more ports in the country to facilitate vessel entrance and clearance (VEC) processes. PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 04-2018, No. 05-2018, No. 06-2018, and...

Marina’s 2017 revenues below 2016 figure by 21%

Marina’s 2017 revenues below 2016 figure by 21%

Jun. 11 | The Philippines’ Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) recorded revenues of P901.121 million in 2017, 21% lower than the P1.14 billion generated in 2016 but 3% higher than the P872.098 million target for the period. Tonnage fees collected last year...

BOC-NAIA gets new portable x-ray machines

BOC-NAIA gets new portable x-ray machines

Jun. 11 | Two brand-new Rapiscan x-ray units have been placed at the Ninoy Aquino International Terminal 3; two units were allocated at Terminal 2; and another three units are being set up at Terminal 1. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Customs. The Bureau of Customs...

ATI improving yard space at South Harbor as volumes grow rapidly

ATI improving yard space at South Harbor as volumes grow rapidly

Jun. 11 |   South Harbor has been achieving record volume growth for the past few years, finally breaching the 1-million TEU mark last year. For this year, they expect volumes to reach 1.15 million to 1.20 million TEUs from the 1.10 million TEUs recorded in...

PPA undertakes ambitious automation drive

PPA undertakes ambitious automation drive

Jun. 11 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is migrating to automated and mobile operations to become more responsive to the demands of global trade. For starters, PPA is replacing all its desktop computers with state-of-the-art laptop computers for greater...

PH projects $2.6B in aerospace exports by 2022

PH projects $2.6B in aerospace exports by 2022

Jun. 11 | The Philippine aerospace industry is poised to achieve its export revenue goal of up to US$2.573 billion by 2022 and be recognized as a reputable partner in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, and aerospace parts manufacturing...

PH exports fall for third straight month in April

PH exports fall for third straight month in April

Jun. 11 | Despite the continued drop in exports, Philippine total merchandise trade still rose 8.8% to US$13.84 billion in April 2018 on the back of growth in imports, up from $12.73 billion recorded during the same month in 2017. The April 2018 trade growth was...
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