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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...

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...

Port congestion: what’s the real score?

Port congestion: what’s the real score?

Oct. 24 | Is there port congestion at Manila’s international terminals? For the Philippine government, there is none, only a high level of terminal yard utilization. Stakeholders, however, are not inclined to believe this, pointing out that shipping lines are...

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

PUCP joins calls to amend IRR of truck anti-overloading law; “looming” port congestion feared

Sep. 26 | The Port Users Confederation of the Philippines, Inc. (PUCP) recommends amending the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Overloading Act to allow truckers to comply with the law once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...

Port utilization high but still far from 2014 levels, insist PPA, carriers

Port utilization high but still far from 2014 levels, insist PPA, carriers

Sep. 16 | Photo courtesy of Manila International Container Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Yard utilization at Manila ports is high but there is no port congestion like that seen four years ago, according to shipping lines and the...

After visiting Manila international ports, customs chief declares no congestion

After visiting Manila international ports, customs chief declares no congestion

Sep. 8 | Manila International Container Port’s yard utilization is normal, according to Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña in a September 6 briefing. MICP photo courtesy of port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Customs Commissioner...

BOC, PPA, ATI refute port congestion reports

BOC, PPA, ATI refute port congestion reports

Sep. 6 | Port and customs authorities said there is no port congestion in Manila ports, as claimed by Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. Pimentel on September 3 bared plans to summon BOC officials to account for “slower movement and longer delays” in the release...

Port congestion announcement should come from proposed multisectoral body

Port congestion announcement should come from proposed multisectoral body

Jul. 24 | The announcement of the existence of port congestion should come from a multi-sectoral agency whose creation was recently proposed by Philippine port stakeholders. This will ensure port congestion surcharges aren’t imposed indiscriminately. The proposal...

PH truckers to hold off accepting cargoes from 4 lines due to delays in returning empties

PH truckers to hold off accepting cargoes from 4 lines due to delays in returning empties

Mar. 4 | Trucking organizations have bared plans to stop accepting and delivering cargoes from four international shipping lines starting April 1 to highlight delays in returning empty containers, a long-standing issue between truckers and foreign carriers. In...

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

BOC recalls exemption of PEZA, freeport zone shipments from x-ray inspection

Jan. 10 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has lifted the exemption from x-ray inspection of certain cargoes, including those bound for Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and freeport zones. In an unnumbered memorandum dated January 4, Customs Commissioner...
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