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More carriers join vessel sharing pact to move empties out of Manila port

More carriers join vessel sharing pact to move empties out of Manila port

Jun. 4 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay More international shipping lines have agreed to share vessel resources in loading out more empty containers from Manila South Harbor. Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), in a text message to PortCalls,...

Manifesto zeroes in on transfer of overstaying containers

Manifesto zeroes in on transfer of overstaying containers

Mar. 16 | Manila’s international container ports are now transferring Customs-cleared containers overstaying for more than 30 days to inland container depots (ICDs). The transfers, which started on March 16, are part of a manifesto signed on March 15 by several...

CYs remain congested but new depots being constructed

CYs remain congested but new depots being constructed

Mar. 16 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay More container yards (CY) are being built to accommodate more empty containers as existing and new depots in Metro Manila and nearby areas remain congested, according to the Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines...

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Inter-agency order to address high shipping costs, port congestion in PH

Jan. 31 | Several Philippine government agencies are targeting to issue a joint administrative order (JAO) on February 14 that would contain measures aimed at addressing high international shipping costs, port congestion, and the empty container issue. The agencies...

Container depot utilization still high at 95%—CDAP

Container depot utilization still high at 95%—CDAP

Jan. 9 | Utilization of container yards in Metro Manila has gone down but still remains at a high level of 90% to 95%, Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) president Roger Lalu told PortCalls in a phone interview on January 7. The current rate is...

Carriers eye full adoption of automated empties return under GoFast in 2019

Carriers eye full adoption of automated empties return under GoFast in 2019

Nov. 28 | Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) members are looking to fully implement in 2019 an automated empty container returns system under GoFast. This would help address difficulties in the return of empties currently being experienced by logistics...

Gov’t moves to solve empty container return problem; groups shun planned truck holiday

Gov’t moves to solve empty container return problem; groups shun planned truck holiday

Nov. 14 | (Clockwise, from right) Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty Jay Daniel Santiago, Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Department of Transportation OIC-undersecretary for Maritime Fernando Juan Perez meet on Nov 14 to coordinate government...

PH truckers, brokers threaten Nov. 19 ‘day of rest’

PH truckers, brokers threaten Nov. 19 ‘day of rest’

Nov. 12 | Several trucking and customs brokers’ organizations are planning a trucking holiday starting November 19 to force the Philippine government to address difficulties in returning empty containers and intervene in the implementation of the 15-year-old...

Stakeholders suggest ways to ease high utilization at Manila terminals

Stakeholders suggest ways to ease high utilization at Manila terminals

Oct. 29 | Logistics stakeholders are proposing measures such as transferring empty containers to Batangas and Subic for repositioning and pulling out cargoes on weekends to ease the current high utilization at Manila ports and congestion at empty container yards. At...

CDAP warns of depot space shortage

CDAP warns of depot space shortage

Oct. 10 | Image courtesy of Sailom at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Empty containers may soon have to be returned to depots outside Metro Manila as off-dock depots within the metro are fast filling up even before the peak season, according to an official of the Container...
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