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China has largest high-speed rail network in the world, says WB study

China has largest high-speed rail network in the world, says WB study

Jul. 10 | A new study from the World Bank said China has put into operation over 25,000 kilometers of dedicated high-speed railway (HSR) lines since 2008, far more than the total high-speed lines operating in the rest of the world. “China has built the largest...

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...

UnionBank makes inroads in logistics with 30% stake in Shiptek

UnionBank makes inroads in logistics with 30% stake in Shiptek

May. 25 | At the May 22 event marking the agreement signing between UnionBank of the Philippines subsidiary UBX and Shiptek Solutions, were (L-R) Shiptek Solutions Corp. chief operating officer Joey Ynion, Shiptek chief executive officer Eugenio Ynion, UBX CEO...

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...

Cavite Gateway Terminal presents logistics advantages for Southern Luzon businesses

Cavite Gateway Terminal presents logistics advantages for Southern Luzon businesses

Mar. 22 | By using the waterways, Cavite Gateway Terminal allows Southern Luzon manufacturers and exporters to easily move their containers in and out of the Manila International Container Terminal, bypassing truck bans and the road congestion. Manufacturers, especially...

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...

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...

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Outlook for PH cargo transport in 2019 a mixed bag of hopes and fears

Jan. 23 | The Philippine cargo transport industry has a mixed outlook for 2019: volumes and opportunities are seen to increase, but issues and concerns affecting operations and costs last year have carried through as major challenges for this year. The positive...

ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

ASEAN firms stand to gain from trade war if they act now—trade and customs expert

Dec. 3 | Angelia Chew, co-founder and managing partner of Singapore-based AC Trade Advisory, at the recent seminar on “Managing International Trade in the Philippines and Beyond in Asia Pacific” organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. The...
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