Philippine agricultural shippers are awaiting an exemption from the Metro Manila peak-time truck ban for vehicles registered under the Terminal Appointment Booking System, an electronic platform aimed at eliminating truck congestion.
Philippine Ports Authority
The Phillipine Ports Authority is responsible for regulating and overseeing ports in the Philippines. The Port of Manila is the Philippines' leading port.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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