Manila port - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila port


LOOK: Cruise ship linked to coronavirus deaths anchored in Manila Bay

May 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The operator of the Ruby Princess, which has 241 Filipino crew members, is under criminal investigation in Australia

VIEW FROM LAND. Cruise ships in Manila Bay seen from Sitio Bagong Pook, Barangay San Antonio in Cavite City on May 9, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

500 kilograms of 'shabu' seized in Manila port

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency pegs its value at P4.3 billion if the recovered shipment is proven to be methamphetamine

SHABU. Bureau of Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña and PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino extract the alleged shabu worth P3.4 billion inside steel cases during a press conference at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Port Area, Manila on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

BOC to install CCTV cameras in Manila port offices in 30 days

Aug 22, 2016 - 3:20 PM

After 30 days citizens should be able to view online all transactions being done in Manila ports says Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon

MONITORING MANILA PORT. The Manila International Container Terminal will soon have more CCTV cameras. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Customs make last push to reduce target shortfall

Jun 19, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The Manila International Container and Manila ports are expected to raise a total of P37 9 million before Commissioner Alberto Lina steps down from office

7 banks extend operating hours to help decongest ports

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:30 PM

These banks are Deutsche Bank Security Bank Asia United Bank Metrobank RCBC BDO and EastWest

EXTENDED HOURS. The Bureau of Customs says it is already seeing faster movement within ports in terms of released shipments over the weekends

Business groups seek approval of road linking port of Manila to Skyway

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Half the current number of delivery trucks from the Port of Manila would use proposed elevated link to the Skyway stage 3 the PCCI says

CA justices inhibit from Manila port terminal row case

May 04, 2015 - 9:32 PM

A Court of Appeals division opts out of a Manila port terminal row case so as not to unnecessarily drag the name of this court into a useless controversy

MMDA allows trucks on Roxas Blvd for 2 weeks

Feb 01, 2015 - 3:49 PM

From February 2 to 15 2015 trucks will be able to use Roxas Roxas Boulevard from 12 midnight to 5 am

Trucks carrying shipping containers arrive at Manila's international container port on April 10, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

PH Coast Guard retrieves 4 bodies, including Indonesian's

Nov 10, 2014 - 6:29 PM

The incidents in Pangasinan Manila Batangas and Iloilo are reported days after the PCG noted an increase in suicide cases among ship passengers

Singson to importers: Move cargos on weekends

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson laments that many importers do not take advantage of the ports on weekends when traffic is lighter

File photo of DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson

Alternative ports not long-term solution to port congestion

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The private port operator of the congested Manila harbor wants better road networks to achieve faster movement of shipments in and out of the port of Manila

Manila ports decongesting but corruption poses problem

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras discloses a scheme by fixers that includes unfair charges for shipping lines

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Customs misses revenue target in August

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:58 PM

Four out of the 5 billionaire ports in the country failed to hit their goals for August dragging the overall revenue performance for the month

After truck ban, Manila ports start to breathe

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Private operators of the country s biggest shipping ports report an increase in import and export shipments in Manila

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Port operators move overstaying containers to Laguna

Sep 12, 2014 - 11:33 AM

In addition to the ports of Subic and Batangas a 4 hectare facility in Laguna will house overstaying cargoes piling up at the Manila harbor

CONGESTION. Trucks carrying shipping containers arrive at Manila's international container port on April 10, 2014. File photo by  Jay Directo/AFP

Isko Moreno: Port congestion preceded Manila truck ban

Sep 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The Manila Vice Mayor says while the Manila truck ban may have contributed to port congestion better foresight of policymakers could have deterred it

Trucks carrying shipping containers arrive at Manila's international container port on April 10, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Subic tapped as extension of Manila port

Sep 07, 2014 - 10:56 PM

The government is also eyeing the same arrangement for the Batangas port

DECONGESTION. The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

MMDA to manage gridlocked roads near Manila ports

Sep 07, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Task Force Pantalan is also formed to address the worsening traffic problem

Cabinet cluster sets measures to ease port congestion

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Cabinet and transport officials agree to fine uncooperative cargo owners and put in place a 24 hour last mile truck route to incentivize truckers to operate on Sundays and Monday mornings

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Port congestion blamed for import decline in June

Aug 26, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Imports fell for the second straight month in June

Manila port braces for cargo peak season

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM

The Manila International Container Terminal operator will complete yard expansion in 30 to 60 days in anticipation of the surge in cargo volume by December

Increase weekend operations to decongest ports

Aug 13, 2014 - 5:43 PM

While stakeholders agree on increased operations on weekends they acknowledge it is only a short term solution

URGENT PROBLEM. Senator Bam Aquino leads the Senate hearing on congestion in Manila ports. Senate photo

Customs misses collection target in January

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:08 PM

The agency fails to meet its revenue target for January but exceeds its collections a year ago

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Battle of ports: Where should Calabarzon shipments go?

Feb 26, 2014 - 11:42 PM

The Batangas port is under utilized but Manila port operator ICTSI says the problem cannot be solved by diverting shipments from Manila

MARINE GATEWAY. In order to retain its trading hub status, Batangas City must redesign its seaport to withstand the effects of climate change. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Petron, Harbour Centre pump P9-B into Manila port

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:55 PM

Partners Petron Corporation and Harbour Centre are close to completing their P14 5 billion commitment to the Manila port development project

Govt awards P16-M contract for Batangas port study

Sep 23, 2013 - 5:36 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority taps a joint venture to study how to maximize use of the Batangas port as part of efforts to decongest the Port of Manila

UNDER STUDY. A study is set to assess how the Batangas port can be fully utilized for Manila port's sake. AFP Photo

How port congestion worsens traffic in Metro Manila

Feb 06, 2012 - 7:22 AM

Why do 6 000 container trucks go in and out of Manila sea ports when the government spent over P100 billion to develop Batangas and Subic?

CONGESTED. Portrait of Manila port and its surroundings, taken from "Inside the Lion's Den," a book by Jes Aznar and Iris Gonzales