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Weaker demand on main trade lanes in 2019—Bimco

Weaker demand on main trade lanes in 2019—Bimco

Feb. 19 | A tough year awaits the container shipping market in 2019, as the long-haul mainlane trades are expected to see lower demand and face several pitfalls in the coming months, according to the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco). Trade tensions...

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...

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Feb. 18 | At the recent stakeholders’ meeting on the draft joint administrative order that will regulate charges of international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Several Philippine government agencies have presented to stakeholder organizations...

House approves creation of a PH ship registry

House approves creation of a PH ship registry

Feb. 18 | The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill that will provide a system for the Philippines’ ship registry, with the aim to make the country a competitive and leading flag state and maritime nation. House Bill (HB) No. 9042,...

ICTSI expands Georgia terminal

ICTSI expands Georgia terminal

Feb. 17 | The expansion at Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Georgia encompasses both the waterside and landside areas of the multipurpose terminal, intended to optimize the processing of existing cargo flows and install additional capacity to accommodate...

IMO asked to take measures to address sulfur cap implementation issues

IMO asked to take measures to address sulfur cap implementation issues

Feb. 13 | With the January 1, 2020 deadline for the sulfur cap approaching, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) should take measures to address expected implementation problems, says International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Esben...

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

New study forecasts impact of automation, technology in transport industry in 2040

Feb. 11 | The introduction of automation in global transport will be “evolutionary, rather than revolutionary,” according to a new report that investigates how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies. “Transport...

Latest list of PH harbor pilots trimmed

Latest list of PH harbor pilots trimmed

Feb. 10 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has updated the roster of harbor pilots serving more than 20 ports in the country to 113 as of December 2018 from 122 in June 2018. The list was revised per PPA Operations Memorandum Circular (OMC) No. 01-2019 dated...

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

ATI plans to open off-dock yards, empty container depots

Feb. 8 | Manila South Harbor, the flagship terminal of Asian Terminals Inc. Photo courtesy of ATI. Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will have additional capacity for empty containers by mid-year, helping to address current difficulties in logistics faced by stakeholders....

Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit mega box ship for LNG

Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit mega box ship for LNG

Feb. 6 | Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd will retrofit a 15,000-TEU ship to operate using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a pilot project that will pave the way for converting its large ships to LNG. In future, the engine system of the vessel “Sajir” will be able...
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