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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,...

AISL welcomes BOC order on transfer of empties to Batangas, Subic

AISL welcomes BOC order on transfer of empties to Batangas, Subic

Feb. 24 | Starting Feb 25, shipping lines calling Manila South Harbor (in photo) that are part of an alliance may load empty containers from another carrier part of the same alliance. This, according to port operator Asian Terminals Inc (ATI), would allow the terminal...

Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Feb. 19 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have agreed to undertake...

Truckers oppose BOC registration, claim new policy is ‘redundant’

Truckers oppose BOC registration, claim new policy is ‘redundant’

Feb. 18 | The registration of truckers with the Bureau of Customs under Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 05-2019 is “redundant”, as truckers already comply with the franchising requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB),...

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

PH ship agents decry delay in CPRS activation for tramp operators

Feb. 4 | The Philippine Ship Agents Association (PSAA) is requesting the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to set a limit of 24 hours to approve the activation of principals/tramp operators under the agency’s Client Profile Registration System (CPRS) to avoid delays in...

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Jan. 31 | Several Philippine government agencies are targeting to issue a joint administrative order (JAO) on February 14 that would contain measures aimed at addressing high international shipping costs, port congestion, and the empty container issue. The agencies...
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