The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) has released new guide rates for the carriage of containerized cargoes from the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)/South Harbor to select points in Metro Manila, and Northern and Southern Luzon.
The rates – 50% higher than those last formulated in January 2011 – took effect March 15 after they were constituted at a CTAP regular meeting on March 12. They were released weeks after the imposition of the Manila truck ban, which triggered a three-day trucking holiday and caused a backlog in cargo release at the ports.
In a follow-up meeting on March 14 CTAP president Ruperto Bayocot asked his members to follow the rates which he said are higher than previous ones due to the long waiting time for trucks since the truck ban was implemented in Manila on Feb 24.
Bayocot said truck turnaround is now three nights and two days from just one day before the truck ban.
Under the new guidelines, the fee for transporting a 20-footer from MICT/South Harbor to Manila (Port Area, Intramuros, Binondo and Tondo) is now P10,500 and for a 40-footer, P12,450 compared with the 2011 rates of P7,000 and P8,300, respectively.
For shipments headed to Ermita, Malate, Sta. Cruz and Quiapo, the rate is P11,400 (20-footer) and P13,050 (40-footer). The previous rates were P7,600 and P8,700, respectively.
Trucking fee to Sta. Mesa, Sta. Ana, Sampaloc and other points within Manila is P13,050 (20-footer) and P14,700 (40-footer) from P8,700 and P9,800, respectively.
A few other rates:
- Within Quezon City (points not going beyond EDSA), P14,550 (20-footer) and P15,900 (40-footer)
- Within Quezon City (points beyond EDSA), P16,350 and P18,000
- Makati and Mandaluyong (points not going beyond EDSA), P15,750 and P17,250
- Makati and Mandaluyong (points beyond EDSA), P17,250 and P18,750
- Bulacan (Meycauayan and Balagtas), P19,350 and P21,600
- Cavite (Bacoor, Imus, Kawit and Noveleta), P20,400 and P22,200
- Pampanga (Apalit), P23,400 and P25,500
- Pampanga (Macabebe, Masantol, Sto Tomas, Minalin, San Fernando, San Simon and Mexico), P26,700 and P28,800
- Zambales (Olongapo and Subic), P41,250 and P43,800
- Bataan (Mariveles), P44,400 and P47,100
- Laguna (San Pedro and Biñan), P21,000 and P22,650
- Batangas via Tagaytay (Laurel, Tuy, Lian and Nasugbu), P35,850 and P36,750
- Batangas via Sto Tomas (Sto Tomas), P24,750 and P27,600
- Camarines Sur (Naga City), P80,850 and P89,250
- Albay via Andaya Highway (Tabaco, Daraga, Tiwi and Legazpi City), P86,550 and P100,350
- Cagayan (Aparri), P106,650 and P115,350
- Quezon (Sariaya), P34,200 and P36,750
- Pangasinan (Lingayen, Dagupan and Sta Barbara), P51,000 and P53,850
- La Union (San Fernando and Naguilian), P60,300 and P64,050
The rates exclude project cargo/containers with over-width/over-height loads requiring special handling and equipment; chassis rental; and bobtail and/or advanced positioning of container.
CTAP said the guidelines assumed maximum loading and unloading time of four hours only, with excess time incurring demurrage charges.
Overweight fines/penalties due to overweight axle load are the responsibility of the customer while any increase in fuel price beyond 30% of the current price will be applied to the rates, CTAP said.
Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association president Teodorico Gervacio told PortCalls in a phone interview that his group is still finalizing its set of rate increases but that more likely the adjusted rates will be higher by at least 50%.
Meanwhile, the CTAP board has announced that the group is looking at implementing a “delivery-by-appointment” scheme to help ease queuing of trucks at the ports.
Dynamic Outsource Solutions, Inc., a member of the Lina Group of Companies, has been tapped to flesh out the project. Dynamic Outsource sister company E-Konek Pilipinas is a Bureau of Customs-accredited value-added service provider.
CTAP’s Bayocot also announced that the daytime window is back to the original 10am to 3pm set by the Manila city government under its Resolution No. 2.
The 10am to 5pm window – two hours more than the Manila city government ruling — agreed upon between truckers’ group and the Metro Manila Development Authority expired on March 15. – Roumina M. Pablo