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Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Order sets limits of customs police power under CMTA

Apr. 17 | Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has released an order defining limits in the exercise of customs jurisdiction and police power over suspected smuggled and prohibited import and export shipments. Customs Administrative...

Drewry: Uncertainty for container shipping highest in decade

Drewry: Uncertainty for container shipping highest in decade

Apr. 16 | The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty, ranging from the extra cost associated with IMO 2020 and how much carriers will recover from shippers, to the possibility of a trade recession and unknown future engagement...

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

Apr. 15 | World passenger traffic in January 2019 recorded its highest growth since July 2018 but world freight traffic reported negative growth in January this year, its slowest pace in 12 months, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Moreover,...

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

BOC: No more congestion at Manila ports

Apr. 15 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The problem of congestion at the Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP) has been checked as of April, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Yard utilization at POM and MICP has declined...

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

Apr. 15 | Ha Long Bay FastGo, Vietnam’s ride-hailing company, has announced its plan to launch the country’s first helicopter ride-hailing service in Hanoi by the end of this month. FastGo has co-operated with a helicopter firm in Vietnam, which declined...

Electronic information exchange now required for ports, says IMO

Electronic information exchange now required for ports, says IMO

Apr. 12 | The International Maritime Authority (IMO) announced that a mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports is now in effect. The requirement, which came into effect on April 8, 2019,...

Manila ports report higher container pullouts, lower yard utilization

Manila ports report higher container pullouts, lower yard utilization

Apr. 11 | Weeks after government agencies and the private sector signed a manifesto for the efficient use of Philippine ports, improvements in container pullouts and yard utilization at Manila ports have been recorded, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said...

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Apr. 9 | Manila International Container Terminal photo courtesy of port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Yard utilization at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has declined from 90% in January to 70% at the start of April as...

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

Apr. 8 | Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to cooperate and put on hold their bickering over the use of airspace, even as they have also implemented the suspension of their overlapping port limits. In a joint statement by their respective transport ministers,...

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Apr. 8 | Global air passenger traffic for February rose 5.3% compared to February 2018, the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association...
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