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PH logistics stakeholders identify 2021 industry prospects, challenges

Port and supply chain stakeholders in the Philippines express varying levels of optimism for this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic Industry challenges include...

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

• Manila ports have a “healthy stock of containers” to serve exports amid a container shortage in Asia, according to the Association of International...

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

• Shippers will in the near term face high rates, space and container shortage, congestion or delays in some ports, cancelled routes leading to...

Bataan Freeport to enhance trade services via automated systems

The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) is working on a slew of projects, including initiatives to automate and streamline services, as...

MSC Mediterranean Shipping launches first feeder service to Manila

Shippers in the Philippines can connect more seamlessly to intra-regional trade flows with the roll-out this month of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s first feeder...

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

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...

Coopetition an opportunity for multimodal transport operators, says industry exec

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...

Stakeholders seek clear-cut, coordinated policies on cargo transport

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...

Building supply chain resilience, accelerating recovery from disruptions

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...

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

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...