Philippines

U.S. containerized imports, March 2013 to March 2014
14 Apr 2014
U.S. containerized import volume jumped 15.1 percent year-over-year in March 2014, the largest increase in 13 months, according to advance figures from PIERS, the data division of JOC Group Inc.
14 Apr 2014
Philippine terminal operators believe calls to transfer container-handling operations away from Manila as part of the solution to ease chronic traffic congestion in the city are unrealistic.
08 Apr 2014
Manila’s heavy vehicle access restrictions, imposed in February to help ease the city’s notorious gridlock, are frustrating the Philippine shipping and logistics industry.
U.S. containerized exports through February 2014. Source: PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group Inc.
07 Apr 2014
U.S. containerized exports tumbled 9.0 percent year-over-year in February to 923,493 TEUs, the lowest monthly volume in 32 months, according to preliminary figures from PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group. This 9.0 percent drop was also the steepest year-over-year decline since August 2009.
07 Apr 2014
Foreign investment in the five founding members of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, last year topped $128.4 billion, five times the 2001 level, Merrill Lynch economist Chua Hak Bin said in a report carried today by the South China Morning Post.
U.S. containerized exports through January 2014. Source: PIERS, the Data Division of JOC Group Inc.
17 Mar 2014
U.S. containerized exports slipped 1.2 percent year-over-year in January to 958,708 TEUs...
Sun through clouds
06 Dec 2013
Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large swathes of the Philippines the relief effort is still struggling to meet the needs of the millions affected. Logistics capacity is proving a key choke point despite many of the world’s leading transport companies offering support.
ASEAN nations
02 Dec 2013
State investment in infrastructure will be critical if Southeast Asia is to realize its full economic potential, according to leading analysts.
Manila International Container Terminal
14 Nov 2013
Organic volume growth of just 1.5 percent in the first nine months of this year at ICTSI’s global roster of container terminals was below expectations “considering its presence largely in emerging market economies,” according to analysis from Drewry Maritime Equity Research.
People walk among debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, the Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.
11 Nov 2013
More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused widespread devastation in the central Philippines on Friday and Saturday.
Typhoon Hainan (Yolanda in the Philippines). Image: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team,
08 Nov 2013
The Philippines faced yet more loss of life and economic destruction today as Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Typhoon Hainan) made landfall at 4 a.m. local time, bringing with it wind gusts of more than 200 miles per hour and a storm front of over 370 miles.

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