The Manila truck ban that was imposed by the city in February and led to the worst congestion the port has experienced, created food shortages and pushed up prices of consumer goods has been lifted.
Philippine Ports Authority
Philippine Ports Authority
15 Sep 2014
Cargo owners of customs-cleared containers will be slapped with a $114 storage fee from Oct. 1 by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), regardless of whether their boxes are in the port of Manila or have been transferred to terminals in Subic or Batangas.
11 Sep 2014
Congestion at the Port of Manila could last well into the first quarter of 2015, Philippine officials say, desp
03 Sep 2014
Congestion at ports across Asia is creating havoc with shipping schedules, forcing a major intra-Asia specialist to cancel rotations as it battles lengthy delays.
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.
24 Aug 2014
The port of Manila is starting to feel the easing effects of measures put in place by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to clear containers that have backed up at the port since a day-time truck ban was imposed in the city in February.
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.
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.