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CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

Jun. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) has put on hold a plan to close newly opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declare a holiday at all member container yards (CYs). CDAP...

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

May. 20 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA) is requesting the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to exempt domestic ships from implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)...

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

May. 13 | Image by druckfuchs from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) is considering the closure of recently opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declaring a holiday in all member container yards (CYs) to address...

GoFast feature involving empty containers online soon

GoFast feature involving empty containers online soon

Apr. 3 | Image by Jarosław Bialik from Pixabay The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) is pushing for its member carriers to finally adopt its web-based reservation and appointment system for the return of empty containers in the next few weeks. AISL...

Primer to explain PH post-clearance audit process eyed

Primer to explain PH post-clearance audit process eyed

Mar. 19 | Image by OpenIcons from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Post-Clearance Audit Group (PCAG) is looking at publishing a guide on the new post-clearance audit process as it aims to have its procedure ISO certified, BOC assistant commissioner Atty. Vincent...

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Carriers evacuate empty containers at a faster pace

Mar. 19 | Image by Wolfgang Schröpfer from Pixabay Foreign shipping lines are now able to evacuate more empty containers out of the country with yard utilization at Manila international terminals down to ideal levels, Association of International Shipping Lines...

CYs remain congested but new depots being constructed

CYs remain congested but new depots being constructed

Mar. 16 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay More container yards (CY) are being built to accommodate more empty containers as existing and new depots in Metro Manila and nearby areas remain congested, according to the Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines...

International air freight forwarders in PH post 5.6% more cargo liftings in 2018

International air freight forwarders in PH post 5.6% more cargo liftings in 2018

Mar. 9 | Cargo volume handled by international air freight forwarders grew 5.6% in 2018 to 368.737 million kilograms (kg) from 349.030 million kg in 2017, according to data released by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). Of the total, consolidations accounted for...

DICT to roll out P2.5B capacity expansion project

DICT to roll out P2.5B capacity expansion project

Feb. 27 | Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) is now only awaiting the release of permits to begin a P2.5-billion expansion project, as the Panabo, Davao Del Sur terminal is already at full capacity after five years in operation. DICT’s container yard...

PPA, port operators to build P1B housing for relocated informal settlers; Isla Puting Bato to be used for port expansion

PPA, port operators to build P1B housing for relocated informal settlers; Isla Puting Bato to be used for port expansion

Feb. 27 | At the signing of the MOU transferring a five-hectare land owned by the Philippine Ports Authority to the city government of Manila. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), International Container Terminal Services,...
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