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DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Talking logistics


Logistics stakeholders tapped to help create better policies for sector The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking the cooperation of logistics stakeholders to help formulate better policies for the sector. Ma. Elena Arbon, DTI Cebu provincial director, said they are inviting logistics services providers, manufacturers, and those who avail of logistics services to […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cargo firms’ permits held due to city land use plan


More than 50 cargo and logistics firms operating in Mandaue City’s North Reclamation Area had their business permits temporarily suspended after the enforcement of the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). Lawyer Mae Elaine Bathan, Mandaue City Hall’s chief of staff said the permits of these businesses expired last December 31. She said the actual […]

Posted: February 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Infra spending hike to grow logistics sector by 300%


Increased spending on infrastructure, which is the thrust of the Duterte administration especially on improved transport facilities, is expected to grow the Philippine logistics industry by at least 300 percent in the next four years. Jonathan Cabaltera, assistant chief of the supply chain and logistics management division, an advisory body under the Department of Trade […]

Posted: November 24th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Road show on supply chain and logistics set for tomorrow


THE Department of Trade and Industry, in coordination with Competitiveness Bureau, through the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Division (CB-SCLMD), is inviting exporters, importers, freight forwarders and logistic companies to the Supply Chain and Logistics road show, dubbed as “Bridging Logistics Gaps toward Inclusive Growth” tomorrow, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 in Community | Read More »

DHL sets aside over P1B for Philippine expansion


Logistics firm DHL Global Forwarding has set aside Euros 25 million (roughly P1.2 billion) for the expansion of its Philippine operations, an official said. Stephen Ly, managing director of DHL Global Forwarding Philippines, Inc., said the budget covers all their business units in the country. In the past 18 months, he said they have put […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »

Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi consider expansions in PH


More investors coming Multinational firms engaged in pharmaceuticals and logistics are keen on further expanding their operations in the Philippines, according to the Department of Trade (DTI). Citing discussions between Philippine trade officials and company executives based in China held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit last week, Trade Secretary Gregory […]

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Enterprise | Read More »