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BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

BOC reaffirms order on non-entry of empties in Manila ports without special permit

Jul. 6 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued a reminder that empty containers without a special permit to load (SPTL) may not enter the ports of Manila. In a memorandum dated June 25, deputy commissioner of Assessment and...

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Transfer of overstaying boxes cuts MICT yard utilization to 70%

Apr. 9 | Manila International Container Terminal photo courtesy of port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Yard utilization at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has declined from 90% in January to 70% at the start of April as...

BOC prohibits return of empty containers at Manila ports

BOC prohibits return of empty containers at Manila ports

Mar. 7 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is temporarily disallowing return of empty containers at the Port of Manila (POM) and Manila International Container Port (MICP) to address port congestion. Only empty containers covered by a Special Permit to Load (SPTL) will...

Additional 7,500 empties to be loaded out of MICP on weekends

Additional 7,500 empties to be loaded out of MICP on weekends

Mar. 7 | Some shipping lines loading in and out of Manila International Container Port (photo) have agreed to each load out an additional 100 to 1,800 twenty-foot equivalent units every weekend on top of the empty containers they load out on weekdays to resolve...

BOC orders transfer of all empty containers from Manila ports to Subic or Batangas

BOC orders transfer of all empty containers from Manila ports to Subic or Batangas

Feb. 21 | In a bid to address port congestion in the Ports of Manila, the Bureau of Customs has ordered the transfer of all empty containers from Manila ports to either the Port of Batangas (POB) or Subic Bay Freeport (SBFP). Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero...

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...
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