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DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

Sep. 29 | People buy fruits grown from Mindanao | Photo from DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with shipping lines Maersk and MCC Transport Philippines to transport fruits from Mindanao to the National Capital Region (NCR) to make the region’s...

COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

COVID-19 propels big changes in shippers’ logistics plans

Sep. 28 | A new survey shows that 98% of shippers and logistics professionals are making major changes in their supply chain decisions and strategies in response to COVID-19-related disruptions, according to a Transport Intelligence (Ti) report. The COVID-19 crisis,...

Transpacific freight rates set new record high

Transpacific freight rates set new record high

Sep. 26 | Eastbound spot container freight rates have not just increased a lot since the COVID-19 outbreak started, they now exceed previous historical highs by an astounding 40%, according to data from Drewry. The reading for the week for the Drewry Hong Kong-Los...

CMA CGM enters air freight with 30% stake in airline

CMA CGM enters air freight with 30% stake in airline

Sep. 26 | CMA CGM has bared plans to acquire 30% of Groupe Dubreuil Aéro, signaling the container shipping company’s entry into the air transport sector. The French shipping company in a statement on September 23 announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding...

Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Firm to build multi-billion peso port complex in Surigao

Sep. 25 | JM McGregor Haggens, Inc. chairman and CEO Jonathan Sanchez during a televised press conference announcing The Maritime City project on September 25 | Screengrab from Radio TV Malacañang’s livestream Construction company JM McGregor Haggens, Inc....

PH committed to help resolve seafarer crisis, says transport chief

PH committed to help resolve seafarer crisis, says transport chief

Sep. 25 | An inbound seafarer gets swabbed for the coronavirus during the dry run of Subic port as a crew change hub last August | Photo from Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority-Media Production Department Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade assured the international...

COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

COVID-19 test lab for seafarers begins operations

Sep. 24 | PPA GAD Center building currently being used as a testing laboratory for seafarers | Photo from PPA A molecular testing laboratory dedicated to testing seafarers for the COVID-19 disease has been formally opened at the GAD Center building in Port Area,...

CMA CGM launches first of 9 LNG-powered mega box ships

CMA CGM launches first of 9 LNG-powered mega box ships

Sep. 23 | Marseille-based CMA CGM has deployed the first of a series of nine 23,000-TEU container ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), making the newbuild the world’s first and largest LNG-run container vessel. The deployment of CMA CGM Jacques Saade...

Crew change crisis a threat to global trade, supply chains, warns IMO

Crew change crisis a threat to global trade, supply chains, warns IMO

Sep. 23 | The crew change crisis needs to be urgently resolved as it is not just a threat to the well-being of seafarers but also to the normal flow of global trade, supply chains, and maritime transport, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The...

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

BOC implements ASEAN self-certification scheme

Sep. 22 | Infographic from app.awsc.asean.org The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has laid out guidelines to execute the newly enforced self-certification scheme within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 24-2020, which...