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Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Industry associations, port operators take steps to solve problem with empty containers in PH

Feb. 19 | The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), Container Depot Alliance of the Philippines (CDAP) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have agreed to undertake...

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Draft PH order regulating foreign liners’ fees awaits feedback

Feb. 18 | At the recent stakeholders’ meeting on the draft joint administrative order that will regulate charges of international shipping lines operating in the Philippines. Several Philippine government agencies have presented to stakeholder organizations...

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...

PPA hunting for space in Luzon to accept empty containers

PPA hunting for space in Luzon to accept empty containers

Dec. 25 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is looking to develop another port in Luzon—particularly in Bataan, to solve the current difficulty in returning empty containers. “We’re looking for space. We’re looking for logistical solutions to relocate...

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...

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...

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

DTI, BOC insist: no port congestion, just limited yard space for empties

Oct. 14 | Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña (left) with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez talking about “perceptions” of port congestion. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Customs. There is no congestion at Manila ports, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez announced...

CTAP outlines rules for empty container returns

CTAP outlines rules for empty container returns

Oct. 2 | The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) has released guidelines for members to follow to cope with the increasing difficulty of returning empty containers to container yards in Metro Manila. Board Resolution No. 03 series of...

Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Strike averted as ACTOO, AISL strike deal on interim measures for empty container returns

Jul. 14 | The Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Operators (ACTOO) has suspended its plan to hold a strike following an agreement with the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) to put in place provisional measures to address issues with the return...

Use depots outside MM, DOTr advises importers to help resolve empty return issues

Use depots outside MM, DOTr advises importers to help resolve empty return issues

Jul. 8 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given its assurance it is working on resolving issues with the return of empty containers. Transport assistant secretary for maritime Fernando Juan Perez, in a text message to PortCalls, said DOTr...
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