Anger over Philippine customs' plans to inspect cargo

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Philippine customs officials announced they will randomly inspect 'balikbayan boxes' and impose tax on taxable goods, due to suspected misuse

Lone survivor rescued from cargo ship off Vietnam coast

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Philippines officials confirm two bodies recovered & 16 crew missing

Additional FedEx Surcharges Announced for APAC

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Not only have they affected shipping times but capacity – particularly air cargo capacity – has become limited as well. Philippines (US Payers). Philippines (US Payers). As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, global shipping has seen disruptions across the board. As a result, many carriers have instituted additional surcharges and overall changes in order to cope. Back in early April, FedEx announced additional surcharges to a variety of services due to COVID-19.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

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And, if many of those packages cross the Pacific waters, or generally travel farther than 600 kilometers, the air cargo shippers specializing in express packages will also stand to benefit from that wave of volume. But is air cargo really going to change when consumers across the TPPA member nations flock to online stores located outside their countries? Looking at the TPPA economies, it appears that any growth in air cargo would come from the food and pharmaceuticals segments.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


The Philippines is also witnessing a similar growth, driven by its rapid outburst of E-logistics, 3PLs and domestic express deliveries. A recent edition by TaipanOracle claims that, “while countries like Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam are rapidly upgrading their infrastructure, others like Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos continue to remain laggards.”

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Doing Business in Malaysia


The fledgling country was troubled by an insurgency, confrontations with Indonesia, the Philippine’s claim on Sabah and then Singapore’s withdrawal in 1965. It’s merchant marine includes more than 1,700 vessels, including bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships and oil tankers.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand. Cargo shipments from Ebola-stricken countries going to Brazil had to wait 21 days, which serves as incubation period, before they could dock. The global supply chain is more connected than ever, demanding the movement of commodities be faster, more efficient and farther-reaching.

Large Shipping Losses Have Declined 38% over Past 10 Years

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Losses in Asia rose year-on-year with incidents in South China, Indochina, Indonesia and Philippine maritime regions rising 25% making it the top area worldwide for major shipping incidents in the past decade, leading it to be dubbed the "new Bermuda Triangle.". Attacks in the Philippines more than doubled from 10 in 2016 to 22 in 2017. There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

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Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. During the same week, Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines as a Category 5 storm, destroying lives and property in its path. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather.

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea


The historic line still claimed by Beijing—despite contrary findings—referred to rather accurately when drawn out on a map as “the cow’s tongue,” covers the Paracel Islands, the Scarborough Shoal, the Spratlys, and sidles right up to several Southeast Asian countries’ borders: namely, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines.