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PH exports rebound slightly, imports dip in April

PH exports rebound slightly, imports dip in April

Jun. 14 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Philippines’ merchandise trade in goods in April 2019 amounted to US$14.51 billion, a 1% decrease from the $14.66 billion external trade in the same month of the previous year, as exports recovered while imports...

EO reclassifies Clark industrial estate, expands scope of services

EO reclassifies Clark industrial estate, expands scope of services

Jun. 14 | Executive Order No. 81 reclassifies the 290-hectare Clark Industrial Estate 5 as an international center of commerce, industry, leisure, and recreation. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) is eyeing an expansion...

Sangley Airport construction on 24/7 to meet Nov opening

Sangley Airport construction on 24/7 to meet Nov opening

Jun. 14 | Image by skeeze from Pixabay Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed a 24/7 schedule for the construction of Sangley Airport in Cavite province to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to start operations at the Cavite air hub immediately...

Mactan-Cebu airport’s cargo volume in Q1 up slightly  

Mactan-Cebu airport’s cargo volume in Q1 up slightly  

Jun. 12 | Total cargo handled at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) grew slightly by 0.4% to 18.876 million kilograms (kg) in the first quarter of 2019 from 18.802 million kg in the same period last year. Data from Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority...

Cebu ports container volume up 12.6% in first quarter

Cebu ports container volume up 12.6% in first quarter

Jun. 11 | Containerized cargoes handled at Cebu ports grew 12.6% to 243,961 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first quarter of 2019 from 216,604 TEUs in the same period last year as both domestic and foreign traffic recorded increases, initial data from...

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

CDAP defers container depot shutdown, protest plans

Jun. 10 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) has put on hold a plan to close newly opened empty container depots (ECDs) outside Metro Manila and declare a holiday at all member container yards (CYs). CDAP...

ICTSI rebuts GSIS claim of owning MICT land

ICTSI rebuts GSIS claim of owning MICT land

Jun. 7 | Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said the land occupied by the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) that the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is claiming to be part of its property is owned by the...

House transport committee moves to stop PPA weighing fee collection

House transport committee moves to stop PPA weighing fee collection

Jun. 7 | The Lower House Committee on Transportation (COTr) has adopted House Resolution (HR) No. 2532 urging the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to discontinue imposing weighing fees on big rolling cargoes handled at ports catering to roll/on-roll/off (Ro-Ro)...

Marina: NEDA Board could approve 2019-28 maritime roadmap this month

Marina: NEDA Board could approve 2019-28 maritime roadmap this month

Jun. 7 | Image by Jan Alexander from Pixabay The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is optimistic the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will approve this month the Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP). The MIDP is Marina’s decade-long...

Reefer box with suspected swine fever-infected meat confiscated in Subic

Reefer box with suspected swine fever-infected meat confiscated in Subic

Jun. 7 | A reefer container that is full of meat products suspected of being infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus and that arrived at Subic port from China has been seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority...
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