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EO reclassifies Clark industrial estate, expands scope of services

EO reclassifies Clark industrial estate, expands scope of services

Jun. 14 | Executive Order No. 81 reclassifies the 290-hectare Clark Industrial Estate 5 as an international center of commerce, industry, leisure, and recreation. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) is eyeing an expansion...

Mactan-Cebu airport’s cargo volume in Q1 up slightly  

Mactan-Cebu airport’s cargo volume in Q1 up slightly  

Jun. 12 | Total cargo handled at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) grew slightly by 0.4% to 18.876 million kilograms (kg) in the first quarter of 2019 from 18.802 million kg in the same period last year. Data from Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority...

Cebu ports container volume up 12.6% in first quarter

Cebu ports container volume up 12.6% in first quarter

Jun. 11 | Containerized cargoes handled at Cebu ports grew 12.6% to 243,961 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first quarter of 2019 from 216,604 TEUs in the same period last year as both domestic and foreign traffic recorded increases, initial data from...

Various customs automation programs poised for a June rollout

Various customs automation programs poised for a June rollout

Jun. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement at all Philippine ports this month several computerization projects that aim to streamline customs processes and operations. These projects include the Goods Declaration Verification System (GDVS), National...

Reefer box with suspected swine fever-infected meat confiscated in Subic

Reefer box with suspected swine fever-infected meat confiscated in Subic

Jun. 7 | A reefer container that is full of meat products suspected of being infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus and that arrived at Subic port from China has been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority...

Legislators give nod to stronger Bataan Freeport authority, expanded territory

Legislators give nod to stronger Bataan Freeport authority, expanded territory

Jun. 7 | The Senate and House of Representatives have approved a measure that will further strengthen the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB). The bicameral conference committee agreed to adopt the Senate version of the...

Cebu ports log 4.3% hike in 2018 container throughput

Cebu ports log 4.3% hike in 2018 container throughput

Jun. 5 | Container traffic at Cebu ports in 2018 grew 4.3% to 953,739 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 914,520 TEUs handled in 2017, data from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) showed. Of the total, 60% were domestic containers at 567,814 TEUs, 3.4% higher...

Plastic waste shipped back to HK

Plastic waste shipped back to HK

Jun. 5 | The misdeclared shipment was re-exported on board MV SITC Negoya last June 3. The Philippines on June 3 sent back to Hong Kong a shipment of waste products that came into the country through Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT). In a statement, Bureau of...

More carriers join vessel sharing pact to move empties out of Manila port

More carriers join vessel sharing pact to move empties out of Manila port

Jun. 4 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay More international shipping lines have agreed to share vessel resources in loading out more empty containers from Manila South Harbor. Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), in a text message to PortCalls,...

PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

PH, ROK start FTA talks to enhance trade, investment opportunities

Jun. 4 | Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay The Philippines and South Korea have officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) to promote stronger bilateral relations. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and South Korea’s Minister for Trade, Industry,...
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