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Fearing congestion, port stakeholders seek recall of Navotas truck ban

Fearing congestion, port stakeholders seek recall of Navotas truck ban

Dec. 21 | Image by CopyrightFreePictures from Pixabay International shipping lines and container depot operators are requesting the city government of Navotas to suspend its limited truck ban planned for implementation in January as it would significantly constrict...

Manila truck ban a ‘policy failure with unintended consequences’- PIDS

Manila truck ban a ‘policy failure with unintended consequences’- PIDS

Apr. 18 | State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) sees the Manila daytime truck ban as a policy failure, citing it as one of those seemingly well-intended government policies that had “unintended consequences”. In a new...

National transport plan key to congestion-proof ports: PH study

National transport plan key to congestion-proof ports: PH study

Jun. 10 | The creation of a national transport policy will bring about a well-coordinated and integrated multimodal transport system in the country and prevent the recurrence of another massive port congestion, according to a recent discussion paper by a Lower...

Off-dock yard expands truck fleet to speed up empties repositioning

Off-dock yard expands truck fleet to speed up empties repositioning

May. 14 | The RILBEST off-dock facility in Cavite started operations in October 2014 in response to the need for more facilities to store empty containers in the wake of the Manila truck ban. RILBEST Container Yard, Inc., which operates an off-dock facility in...

Study: For greater use of Batangas and Subic ports, prescribe fines or restrict volume

Study: For greater use of Batangas and Subic ports, prescribe fines or restrict volume

Mar. 22 | Batangas port The Philippine government has two policy options that could boost utilization of the Batangas and Subic ports, according to a recent government study. These are to adopt a policy prescribing fines and price discounts, or to restrict volume,...

Truck franchise application extended to Jan 2015

Truck franchise application extended to Jan 2015

Oct. 14 | The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has extended to January 15, 2015 the franchise application for trucks-for-hire offering port-related services. The extension also prolongs the validity of previously approved provisional...

Manila truck ban cuts July PMI

Manila truck ban cuts July PMI

Oct. 8 | The Philippines’ composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dipped to 56.8 points in July from 59.5 points in June, attributed to the Manila truck ban and the port congestion that ensued. “Respondents attributed this to the truck ban policy and...

Port productivity up after lifting of Manila truck ban; higher storage fees take effect

Port productivity up after lifting of Manila truck ban; higher storage fees take effect

Oct. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal photo courtesy of International Container Terminal Services, Inc Two weeks after the City of Manila lifted its truck ban on September 13, port efficiency and productivity have shown improvements, according to the...

Cargo volumes up after lifting of Manila truck ban

Cargo volumes up after lifting of Manila truck ban

Sep. 28 | Manila’s two international ports posted higher cargo volumes a week after the City of Manila lifted its truck ban on September 13, according to the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). FPI president George Chua in a statement said Manila International...

Manila truck ban lifted; cargo community welcomes development

Manila truck ban lifted; cargo community welcomes development

Sep. 13 | Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada announced on Saturday the lifting of the Manila truck ban, blamed by many as the cause of port congestion. The cargo community collectively heaved a sigh of relief but doused cold water on hopes that the port mess will immediately...