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COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

Sep. 28 | A new survey shows that 98% of shippers and logistics professionals are making major changes in their supply chain decisions and strategies in response to COVID-19-related disruptions, according to a Transport Intelligence (Ti) report. The COVID-19 crisis,...

Widening of Bacolod-Silay airport access road completed

Widening of Bacolod-Silay airport access road completed

Sep. 25 | Completed Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road widening project | Photo from DPWH The P45.94-million Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR) widening project in Silay City, Negros Occidental has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways...

FDA licensing order to hike cost, disrupt supply chain: Philexport chief

FDA licensing order to hike cost, disrupt supply chain: Philexport chief

Sep. 25 | An order reinstating registration requirements for certain household/urban hazardous substances (HUHS) could jack up cost and disrupt the supply chain, according to Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (PHILEXPORT). In...

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Megawide consortium bags P28B Malolos-Clark railway phase 1 contract

Sep. 21 | Infographic from Asian Development Bank, which approved in May 2019 a $2.75 billion facility for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project Megawide Construction Corp.  and its two Korean partner companies have been awarded the contract for the P28-billion package...

Keep ships moving, ports open, trade flowing: UN agencies to gov’ts

Keep ships moving, ports open, trade flowing: UN agencies to gov’ts

Sep. 21 | Eight United Nations (UN) organizations are calling on governments to facilitate trade and transport and restore supply chain connectivity amid the severe economic fallout from curtailing travel and closing borders. The UN bodies made the call as they...

5G to transform logistics operations 5 ways—report

5G to transform logistics operations 5 ways—report

Sep. 20 | The eventual widespread deployment and adoption of 5G technology will change the way companies operate and transform supply chain management and logistics operations, according to a new report from Transport Intelligence (Ti). 5G is fifth-generation wireless...

Duterte extends state of calamity until Sept 2021

Duterte extends state of calamity until Sept 2021

Sep. 19 | President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the declaration of state of calamity over the Philippines for one year, or until September 12 next year, as the country continues to battle the coronavirus. Under Proclamation No. 1021 signed on September 16, the...

DHL Express prices to rise 4.9% on average from Jan 1

DHL Express prices to rise 4.9% on average from Jan 1

Sep. 19 | The prices of DHL Express will go up starting January 1, 2021, the global international express provider has announced. The average increase in the Philippines will be 4.9% compared to 2020. DHL Express Philippines country manager Nurhayati Abdullah in...

Physical distance reduction in public transport on hold

Physical distance reduction in public transport on hold

Sep. 18 | Passenger terminal at Capinpin Port in Bataan | Photo from DOTr Implementation of the reduced physical distancing requirement among riders of public transportation has been suspended pending approval by Malacañang, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque,...

EU wants PH tariff perks withdrawn over human rights abuses

EU wants PH tariff perks withdrawn over human rights abuses

Sep. 18 | Image by postcardtrip from Pixabay The European Parliament has recommended temporary removal of the Philippines from the European Union’s (EU) Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) program over alleged continued human rights violations committed...