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International flights for Clark, Cebu, Davao airports eyed with easing of quarantine measures

International flights for Clark, Cebu, Davao airports eyed with easing of quarantine measures

May. 29 | Screengrab of Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade during an online public address on May 28 The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will expand the operation of international flights to Clark, Cebu, and Davao once the country transitions to the less restricted...

2GO records smaller loss of P111M in Q1

2GO records smaller loss of P111M in Q1

May. 28 | A 2GO vessel | Photo from 2GO’s website 2GO Group, Inc. incurred a net loss of P111 million in the first quarter of 2020, an improvement from the net loss of P368 million posted during the same period in 2019. Group revenue declined 6% in the first...

Trade, transport departments press approval of economic stimulus act

Trade, transport departments press approval of economic stimulus act

May. 27 | House of Representatives Building in Quezon City The trade and transportation departments are pushing for the urgent passage of the proposed Philippine Economic Stimulus Act of 2020 (PESA), which aims to provide immediate financial assistance to workers...

Cebu ports reinforce health measures

Cebu ports reinforce health measures

May. 26 | Collection windows at Cebu Port | Photo courtesy of CPA The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) reiterated its call for all port workers and stakeholders to observe strict security and health protocols in ports at all times. “As the enhanced community quarantine...

Quarantine, less gangs cause delays at North Port

Quarantine, less gangs cause delays at North Port

May. 25 | North Port | Photo courtesy of MNHPI Domestic shipping lines are experiencing delays at North Port, the domestic terminal at Manila North Harbor, owing to fewer gangs servicing vessels and the implementation of community quarantine to stop the spread...

WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade

WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade

May. 24 | The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according to the WTO Goods Trade Barometer released on May 20. The index currently stands at 87.6, far...

Anti-COVID-19 measures in place at PPA facilities

Anti-COVID-19 measures in place at PPA facilities

May. 19 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is implementing measures to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in its offices and facilities. The measures are under PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 18-2020 and applies to all PPA...

Lower container volumes drag ATI Q1 income by 57.5%

Lower container volumes drag ATI Q1 income by 57.5%

May. 16 | Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) reported a net income of P472.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, 57.5% less than the P1.111 billion earned in the same period last year as container volumes handled by its terminals took a beating from the...

Typhoon Ambo restricts Manila, Subic port operations

Typhoon Ambo restricts Manila, Subic port operations

May. 15 | Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory Manila and Subic international terminals are limiting operations due to typhoon Ambo (international name Vongfong). In an advisory, port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) said vessel, yard, and gate operations...

Cebu port sets moratorium on payment of berthing, anchorage fees

Cebu port sets moratorium on payment of berthing, anchorage fees

May. 14 | Passenger Terminal Building at Cebu baseport. Photo courtesy of CPA. The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) implemented a moratorium on payment of berthing and anchorage fees for domestic vessels on hold departure as well as fees/rentals for areas and spaces inside...