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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....

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...

5 tips for SMEs to thrive in the ‘New Normal’

5 tips for SMEs to thrive in the ‘New Normal’

Nov. 26 | In the face of physical store closures, e-commerce has emerged as the way forward for businesses Data insights can help SMEs make decisions that would enable their businesses to grow Web-based analytics can identify where visitors of a website...

UPS raises dry ice production, launches mobile freezers for vaccine storage

UPS raises dry ice production, launches mobile freezers for vaccine storage

Nov. 25 | UPS has improved its capability to produce dry ice to 1,200 pounds per hour amid fears of a dry ice shortage It also plans to supply portable freezers for storage of vaccines at a range of -20°C to -80°C These service enhancements are to prepare...

Freight forwarding market seen to rebound over coming months

Freight forwarding market seen to rebound over coming months

Nov. 25 | Consumer demand has remained strong throughout the pandemic, with e-commerce providing a crucial sales outlet The trade war and pandemic are supporting supply chain diversification, which will benefit different trade lanes and could lead some countries...

DOLE partially lifts work suspension on Skyway Extension project

DOLE partially lifts work suspension on Skyway Extension project

Nov. 25 | The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has partially lifted work stoppage on the Skyway Extension Project following an accident that killed a motorist and injured six others Work stoppage maintained in affected areas of construction site, lifting...

DPWH proposes 3 new major expressway projects

DPWH proposes 3 new major expressway projects

Nov. 24 | The Department of Public Works and Highways is proposing three big-ticket expressway projects: the 226.5-kilometer (km) Pacific Eastern Seaboard Expressway; 73.75-km Metro Cebu Expressway; and 60-km Davao-Digos Expressway A market sounding exercise...

Infrastructure, logistics still among PH investment priorities

Infrastructure, logistics still among PH investment priorities

Nov. 24 | Infrastructure and logistics are again among the preferred investment activities qualified for fiscal incentives under the newly signed Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) The 2020 IPP covers the same preferred activities listed in the 2017 IPP, but...

DOLE stops work on Skyway Extension pending probe

DOLE stops work on Skyway Extension pending probe

Nov. 24 | The labor department has ordered a stop to all construction activities on the Skyway Extension Project following the weekend accident that killed a motorist and injured at least six others Project contractors and subcontractors also ordered to attend...

SMC to establish 100 more RFID installation sites

SMC to establish 100 more RFID installation sites

Nov. 23 | San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is installing a hundred additional installation sites for motorists wanting to avail of free radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers Motorists can still avail of free RFID stickers even after the December 1 implementation...