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MEMBERS of the Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association (INHTA), the biggest truck operators carrying domestic containers to and from the North Harbor, have jacked up their hauling rates by 3.2% starting this month.

INHTA services, among others, members of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), a professional organization of companies and individuals involved in distribution and warehousing.

The increase applies to charge accounts or cargoes of volume shippers regularly billed by truckers as opposed to those billed per trip.

A document obtained by PortCalls showed INHTA increasing rates by at least P125 per twenty-foot equivalent unit due to the P22 wage increase allowed by the Department of Labor and Employment in July this year.

It also applied a P90 hike in the delivery of every 10-foot container and P220 for every 40-footer. As a result, the new rate for cargo delivery within Metro Manila is P3,930 from P3,840 for a 10-footer; P5,610 from P5,485 for a 20-footer; and P9,540 from P9,320 for a 40-footer.

The value-added tax inclusive rate is applicable only for door-to-door deliveries within Metro Manila or cargoes within the 40-kilometer North Harbor radius.

On top of the 3.2% increase, INHTA will impose the automatic fuel rate surcharge of about 3% after diesel prices breached the automatic increase trigger level of P35 per liter.

PLSA and SCMAP a few years ago entered into an automatic fuel rate adjustment deal which allowed INHTA members to adjust their rates automatically for every P5 increase or decrease in diesel prices based on the trigger price of P35.

The last time such increase was imposed was in late 2009.

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