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.
Philippine Ports Authority
Philippine Ports Authority
13 Jul 2015
After months of congestion that crippled the port of Manila and hurt shippers using the facility in 2014 and 2015, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pushing for the construction of an elevated expressway to forestall another crisis.
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.
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.
04 Feb 2015
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has called for a revision to the country’s cabotage law that it says will ease port congestion in Manila, cut the cost of transporting goods by water and raise the level of competitiveness in the maritime sector.
14 Jan 2015
The Philippine Ports Authority has announced it will be “business as usual” during the papal visit that begins on Jan. 15, despite a five-day shutdown of Manila South Harbor (MSH) and disruption to other terminals in the capital city’s long congested port.
07 Jan 2015
Next week’s visit to the Philippines by Pope Francis will further disrupt cargo movements in and out of the congested port of Manila, and the government has urged shippers to clear out their cargo from the port by the weekend.
17 Dec 2014
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.
28 Nov 2014
There is optimism that the congestion choking the port of Manila since February may finally be addressed after Philippine government officials and the shipping industry came together in the capital to tackle the crippling problems.
24 Nov 2014
The Philippine’ cabinet cluster on port congestion directed by cabinet secretary Jose Rene Almendras will gather for a port forum on November 27 in Manila as officials struggle to address the bottlenecks that have troubled the gateway since late February.
17 Sep 2014
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.
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.