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BOC eyes more automation projects

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has lined up several short-, medium- and long-term automation projects covering, among others, informal entries, e-commerce shipments and postal...

Growing population, 24-hour society fuel PH cold chain sector

A young and growing population and a 24-hour economy are helping boost the Philippines’ cold chain industry, according to Frans Kok, general manager for...

PH, Australia implement e-phytosanitary certification

The Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) have started implementing an electronic certificate exchange for...

Various issues weigh on BOC as it drafts e-commerce rules

As the Bureau of Customs (BOC) drafts its rules on cross-border e-commerce, it finds itself confronted with a multitude of potential issues related to...

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

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,...

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) has put on hold a plan to close newly opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro...

UnionBank makes inroads in logistics with 30% stake in Shiptek

UnionBank of the Philippines, via its subsidiary UBX, has made a foray into the logistics scene acquiring 30% stake in Shiptek Solutions Corp., developer...

Domestic shipping lines seek exemption from IMO 2020 compliance

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...

Another congestion? CDAP warns of CYs’ shutdown, holiday as utilization drops

The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) is considering the closure of recently opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declaring...

Cavite Gateway Terminal presents logistics advantages for Southern Luzon businesses

Manufacturers, especially exporters located in economic zones in Southern Luzon, can now take advantage of reduced travel time and lower logistics costs offered by...

DICT to roll out P2.5B capacity expansion project

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...

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

The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) and International...

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