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NORTH Harbor truckers are deferring implementation of the 8% recovery surcharge and the 10% automatic fuel rate adjustment to August 1. Instead, they are adopting the Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA)-approved rate hike.

“We are accepting rates approved by PLSA but only for this month,” the newly reconstituted Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association (INHTA) explained. The association is a merger of three groups — the the Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association , Allied Transport Group and WG&A Trucking.

Beginning yesterday, rates within the 40-km radius within the National Capital Region (roundtrip) are now at P6,000, P395 more than the previous P5,610 per 20-foot container.

“By August 1, and as announced as early as last month, we will be implementing an additional P405 for every standard 20-foot container on top of the existing rate,” the group said.

On August 1, truckers will also be adding a P284 recovery surcharge for every 10-footer; P405 for a 20-footer; and P688.50 for a 40-footer or tandem scheme within the 40-kilometer radius roundtrip service, equivalent to a P10.13 per kilometer increase. All rates are exclusive of the expanded value-added tax (EVAT).

For provincial routes, a P10 recovery surcharge multiplied by the distance using the PLSA matrix will be implemented.

Also by August 1, an automatic fuel rate adjustment of P196 will be added per delivery of every 10-footer container; P153.35 for a 20-footer; and P260.70 for a 40-footer or tandem scheme.

Total increases

Overall, shippers will have to shell out P480 for every 10-footer; P685 for a 20-footer; and P1,164 for a 40-footer or tandem scheme within the 40-km radius. All rates are exclusive of the EVAT.

An additional P107.35, P153.35 and P260.70 for a 10-footer, 20-footer and 40-footer or tandem scheme, respectively, will be added to the rate for every P5 increase in diesel price from August 1.

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