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MSC Mediterranean Shipping launches first feeder service to Manila

MSC Mediterranean Shipping launches first feeder service to Manila

Aug. 7 | MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s new Seahorse service provides port coverage to eight countries in Asia Shippers in the Philippines can connect more seamlessly to intra-regional trade flows with the roll-out this month of MSC Mediterranean Shipping...

Pre-COVID or under new normal, challenges the same for logistics industry

Pre-COVID or under new normal, challenges the same for logistics industry

Jun. 14 | Image courtesy of khunaspix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The new normal will bring the same challenges to the logistics industry, according to the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP). “All the logistics challenges we are experiencing...

Coopetition an opportunity for multimodal transport operators, says industry exec

Coopetition an opportunity for multimodal transport operators, says industry exec

Jun. 14 | Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Multimodal transport operators can collaborate and cooperate—even between competitors—during this time when there are capacity issues and decrease in cargo demand brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

Stakeholders seek clear-cut, coordinated policies on cargo transport

Stakeholders seek clear-cut, coordinated policies on cargo transport

Mar. 21 | Cargo transport stakeholders are asking government officials to issue clear-cut and coordinated national and local regulations that are fully cascaded to ground personnel. This is the main appeal of stakeholders in an online survey conducted by PortCalls...

Building supply chain resilience, accelerating recovery from disruptions

Building supply chain resilience, accelerating recovery from disruptions

Mar. 7 | The current COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption through all sectors of the supply chain, with industries such as auto, travel, consumer goods, electronics and retail profoundly impacted, according to EY, a global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory...

Supply Chain Trilogy looks at future of cold, digital supply chains

Supply Chain Trilogy looks at future of cold, digital supply chains

Feb. 12 | Cold chain and digital supply chain are the main focus of this year’s second run of Supply Chain Trilogy, which will feature two half-day events that aim to impart key learnings and strategies on how to transform and future-proof businesses in today’s...

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Navotas gov’t rejects industry petitions to suspend truck ban

Jan. 7 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Navotas City’s implementation of the limited truck ban is pushing through despite calls for suspension of the policy by port stakeholders fearing flow of goods will be restricted. Navotas City mayor Tobias...

Metro Pacific proposes P16B extension of NLEX Harbor Link

Metro Pacific proposes P16B extension of NLEX Harbor Link

Dec. 10 | Image from Pixabay. Tollroad firm Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is proposing to improve the north’s access to Manila ports by extending the Harbor Link section of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to Anda Circle in the port area. The MPTC...

ICTSI’s Puerto Aguadulce services largest box ship to call in Colombia

ICTSI’s Puerto Aguadulce services largest box ship to call in Colombia

Dec. 10 | The 14,436-TEU MSC Faith at the Port of Buenaventura in Colombia Port operator Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce (SPIA) has set a new operational milestone at the Port of Buenaventura in Colombia after servicing the 14,436-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent...

US-led Blue Dot Network launched to counter Belt and Road Initiative

US-led Blue Dot Network launched to counter Belt and Road Initiative

Nov. 11 | The United States, Japan and Australia unveiled recently the Blue Dot Network, whose goal is to “advance high-quality, trusted infrastructure development standards” and which is seen by observers as intending to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The...