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.
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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.
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.