Manila’s efforts to clear the backlog of containers congesting the port are being threatened by the Christmas and New Year holidays that the Philippine Ports Authority fears could bring the yard utilisation back to congestion levels.
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01 Sep 2014
Get your customs-cleared cargo out of Manila terminals by Sept. 8 or we will do it for you, is the blunt message from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) that has dismayed business groups in the country.
30 Aug 2014
The race is on to clear Manila’s congested terminals before the arrival of Christmas cargo at the Philippine’s main import-export gateway in early September.
27 Aug 2014
The peak season is looming over the congested port of Manila as it continues battling to clear cargo and empties before a wave of Christmas container volumes starts arriving in the next two weeks.
22 Aug 2014
HONG KONG — The Philippines Ports Authority (PPA) estimates there are about 20,000 containers being held up at the ports of Hong Kong, Singapore and Kaohsiung that cannot enter Manila because of the congestion choking the terminals.
07 Aug 2014
Manila’s container congestion saga is defying all efforts to resolve it. The Philippines Bureau of Customs estimates that 75,000 mostly empty 20-foot containers are waiting to be collected in the choked port.
07 Aug 2014
International Container Terminal Services saw profit, revenue and volumes increase at double-digit rates in the first half of 2014.
01 Aug 2014
Regional Container Lines has reorganized the port rotation of its Manila-Singapore (RMN) Service by adding a call at Batangas, Philippines, in an effort to circumvent growing delays at the nearby port of Manila.
30 Jul 2014
Manila’s choked container port will finally have some relief as sweeper ships arrive to clear the thousands of empty boxes clogging the city terminals.
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
10 Jul 2014
The Philippine government will give vessels that call at the nearby port of Batangas, rather than at Manila, a 90 percent discount on docking fees over weekends from August in a desperate bid to clear the country’s chronically clogged terminals.