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Container shortage felt in Vis-Min; Manila with “healthy stock”

Container shortage felt in Vis-Min; Manila with “healthy stock”

Nov. 29 | • Manila ports have a “healthy stock of containers” to serve exports amid a container shortage in Asia, according to the Association of International Shipping Lines • There are reports of limited supply of containers in Cebu and of special containers...

Volatiles rates, tight capacity seen on key shipping lanes in 2021

Volatiles rates, tight capacity seen on key shipping lanes in 2021

Nov. 28 | • Shippers will in the near term face high rates, space and container shortage, congestion or delays in some ports, cancelled routes leading to cargoes stuck in transshipment ports • Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc....

Bataan Freeport to enhance trade services via automated systems

Bataan Freeport to enhance trade services via automated systems

Oct. 6 | The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) is working on a slew of projects, including initiatives to automate and streamline services, as it aims to facilitate trade and improve ease of doing business at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). This...

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...