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IMO asked to take measures to address sulfur cap implementation issues

IMO asked to take measures to address sulfur cap implementation issues

Feb. 13 | With the January 1, 2020 deadline for the sulfur cap approaching, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) should take measures to address expected implementation problems, says International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Esben...

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

Feb. 11 | The introduction of automation in global transport will be “evolutionary, rather than revolutionary,” according to a new report that investigates how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies. “Transport...

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

PH fuel marking program launched, to raise P27B in BOC revenue

Feb. 9 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) projects additional revenues of P27 billion this year as it officially launched its fuel marking program, which starts nationwide implementation in March. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Bureau of Internal Revenue...

Air freight loses momentum in late 2018, passenger growth still healthy

Air freight loses momentum in late 2018, passenger growth still healthy

Feb. 9 | Following strong 2017 results, global air freight markets posted moderate growth in 2018 amid heightened uncertainties, while passenger markets enjoyed healthy growth although not quite matching the pace of 2017, according to the International Air Transport...

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

Feb. 8 | Manila South Harbor, the flagship terminal of Asian Terminals Inc. Photo courtesy of ATI. Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will have additional capacity for empty containers by mid-year, helping to address current difficulties in logistics faced by stakeholders....

Thailand’s new ‘e-visa on arrival’ service starts Feb 14

Thailand’s new ‘e-visa on arrival’ service starts Feb 14

Feb. 6 | The Bureau of Immigration of Thailand will launch a new e-visa on arrival (eVoA) system on February 14 for foreign tourists from 21 countries to help support the tourism industry of the country. With the new eVOA service, developed by the bureau with...

Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit mega box ship for LNG

Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit mega box ship for LNG

Feb. 6 | Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd will retrofit a 15,000-TEU ship to operate using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a pilot project that will pave the way for converting its large ships to LNG. In future, the engine system of the vessel “Sajir” will be able...

IMO set to adopt new guidelines for safer, standardized navigation

IMO set to adopt new guidelines for safer, standardized navigation

Feb. 6 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is moving closer to adopting a standardized system for electronic navigation, says the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco). This after the IMO’s Navigation, Communication, Search and Rescue...

Air cargo posts negative volume, yield growth in Dec

Air cargo posts negative volume, yield growth in Dec

Feb. 4 | Air freight volume recorded negative year-on-year expansion in December as the last four months of 2018 experienced steadily declining growth, according to WorldACD figures. In its latest analysis, the air cargo data aggregator said December closed the...

Vietnamese airlines may soon be allowed nonstop flights to US

Vietnamese airlines may soon be allowed nonstop flights to US

Feb. 2 | The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly planning to grant Vietnam category 1 status anytime soon, setting the stage for direct services between the two countries. Vietnamese-run VNA quoted a Reuters report stating that two FAA officials...
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