Philippines

12 Oct 2015
The first stage expansion of Yard 7 at Manila International Container Terminal Services (MICT) will be completed by the end of the year, increasing the terminal’s import capacity by 18 percent.
05 Oct 2015
A container booking system has gone live at Manila International Container Terminal in what port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. believes will avoid a repeat of the chronic congestion that brought operations to a standstill for most of 2014.
29 Sep 2015
International Container Terminal Services Inc. is investing heavily in construction and port equipment to improve productivity that will be required to deal with rising container volumes expected through its Manila and Subic import gateways.
24 Sep 2015
Philippine business and government officials appear to be at odds over whether Manila will experience a return of port congestion when container volumes increase ahead of the Christmas season.
02 Sep 2015
Manila’s two main terminals have launched a vehicle booking system that is expected to improve container flows into and out of the port as the Philippines’ peak shipping season approaches.
12 Aug 2015
Smaller ports in the Philippines are bracing for rising container throughput following the government approval of an act that liberalises the country’s cabotage law and allows foreign carriers to participate in the domestic transport of cargo.
10 Aug 2015
International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) boosted its throughput and revenue in the first half, but various one-time gains and charges from its global operations saw net profit decline by 1 percent to $100.4 million.
31 Jul 2015
Five firms, three joint ventures and two single companies, are aiming to win a concession to modernize Davao Sasa, a major gateway for Philippines exports, particularly bananas.
23 Jul 2015
The two terminals in Manila that experienced chronic congestion for much of last year are currently just over half utilized and ready for the peak season, according to the Philippine Ports Authority.
01 Jun 2015
A presidential decree that the Philippine ports of Batangas and Subic will be considered part of Manila port is facing strong opposition from shippers and truckers, even though it will enable ships to be diverted to the alternative terminals without changes to the bill of lading.
19 May 2015
Measures to improve productivity at the port of Manila continued with the recent ground breaking of a dry port south of the capital that aims at increasing the capacity of the port’s flagship terminal by 10 percent.