Philippines

Philippines

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.
18 May 2015
The banana industry in the Philippines is hoping the rainy season will be on schedule as strong demand for the fruit is threatened by an El Niño-induced dry spell in the Southeast Asian country.
14 May 2015
A decision by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) to implement a container booking system to better manage truck movements at its flagship Manila terminal will be welcomed by the port that bore the brunt of choking congestion last year.
02 May 2015
$1.1 billion terminal operator ICTSI sold its stake in a Japanese container terminal on Okinawa to focus on other global port operations.
30 Apr 2015
The Philippines, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, wants to be known within the maritime industry for being more than the No. 1 provider of commercial seafarers.
07 Mar 2015
The Philippine Ports Authority and Malacañang, the presidential palace, announced last week that port operations in Manila have returned to normal after a visit from Pope Francis last month significantly disrupted business on the waterfront.
05 Mar 2015
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported a 6 percent growth in net profit in 2014, driven by solid revenue increases in its international expansion.
23 Feb 2015
It is almost a year since Manila imposed the daytime truck ban that led to horrific congestion in the Southeast Asian port, but even though the terminals are making ground on the backlog of containers, yard utilisation is still at unhealthy levels.
19 Feb 2015
Drayage drivers serving the port of Manila warn that new rules requiring the phase-out of older trucks will cause congestion to rear its head again at the Philippines’ largest container port.