Port of Manila - updates

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No more congestion in 2 major Manila ports – Customs

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Bureau of Customs says this shows their commitment 'to address trade challenges'

CONGESTED NO MORE. Shipping containers are stacked inside the Manila International Container Terminal. File photo from the ICTSI website

3 Russian warships dock in Manila amid Balikatan

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:27 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippines welcomes the Russian Navy's 2nd goodwill visit in 2019 amid its ongoing Balikatan joint military exercises with the United States

PORT CALL. Russian ships dock in Manila, kicking off a 5-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

BOC Manila exceeds February target by P5M

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The Bureau of Customs Port of Manila collected P6.59 billion in February

AFTER THE FIRE. The Bureau of Customs Port of Manila Building is charred inside but it remains standing with most of its exterior left undamaged after the February 22, 2019 blaze. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Customs' historic Port of Manila building after the fire

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Fire Protection are jointly investigating to determine the cause of the blaze

AFTER THE FIRE. The Bureau of Customs Port of Manila Building is charred inside but it remains standing with most of its exterior left undamaged after the February 22, 2019 blaze. All photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

LOOK: Customs destroys smuggled motorcycles, vehicles

May 30, 2018 - 9:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte witnesses the destruction of the smuggled motorcycles and vehicles at the Port Area in Manila

A backhoe runs over the cars which were part of the 122 smuggled vehicles destroyed during the public condemnation led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port Area in Manila on May 30, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Customs employees wear 'hugot' shirts to inspire change

May 12, 2017 - 1:34 PM

With statements like Be the change and I am transformed the shirts aim to inspire employees to strive for better public service

Photos courtesy of the BOC

Customs collections way off target in May

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The Port of Manila falls widest off the mark with a deficit of P2 03 billion while MICP NAIA and Batangas Port each have deficits of more than 1 billion

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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

Customs to dispose abandoned shipments in Manila port

Jun 05, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The officer in charge of the port says shipments in hundreds of container vans were declared abandoned after the prescribed 30 day period given to the consignees had lapsed

File Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Customs: Lifestyle check ordered on anti-CCTV workers’ leader

Apr 13, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Rommel Francisco of the Bureau of Customs Employees Association has said customs workers wouldn t accept bribes if they got salary raises and full benefits

CLEANING UP. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina is 'alarmed' by a statement of the Port of Manila workers' leader indicating they accept bribes in addition to their salaries.

Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina says the license plates are in 11 container vans and have incurred duties and taxes of about P40 million

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Record Customs deficit for Aquino admin in August

Sep 13, 2015 - 7:54 PM

The Bureau of Custom’s deficit of P9 1 billion 194 7 million in August came as 13 out of 17 districts recorded shortfalls

ICTSI raises $450M for 2015 capital spending

Aug 19, 2015 - 6:38 PM

The port operator raises the fund through the issuance of perpetual bonds

PORT EXPANSION. ICTSI's 2015 capital spending budget will be mainly used for completion of new container terminals in Mexico, Honduras and Iraq. File photo by Agence France-Presse AFP

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

Customs earns P837M from confiscated goods sale

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:12 AM

The raised amount constitutes around 95 of the total Customs auction revenue for 2014

Manila ports less congested now, says ports agency

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The continued decline in the utilization level of the Manila ports is a clear manifestation of a healthy government and private sector partnership the Philippine Ports Authority chief says

Customs to sell P38M seized sugar and rice

Feb 08, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Port of Manila sets the sale of imported sugar on February 13; imported rice will be up for auction at Batangas Port on February 16

DOTC proposes scheduling system for importers

Nov 18, 2014 - 12:54 PM

DOTC suggests that importers follow a schedule on when to transact business at the ports of Manila

HIGH PRIORITY. President Benigno Aquino III convenes a Cabinet cluster to solve the worsening problem of port congestion in Manila. File photo from the ICTSI website

Shortage of noche buena favorites likely, importers warn

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Industry groups warn the port congestion would result in possible shortage of fruits meat and poultry products this holiday season

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

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

FAST FACTS: The Anda Monument

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The monument that the DPWH wants to remove from Bonifacio Drive was constructed to honor a Spanish governor general who wanted the Filipinos deplorable condition to end

MONUMENT. The Anda Monument is the centerpiece of the Anda Circle in Bonifacio Drive, Manila. Photo posted by Skyscrapercity.com user The Avenger

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

Gov't imposes fees for unclaimed cargoes at Manila ports

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Philippine Ports Authority charges shippers P5 000 for overstaying Customs cleared cargoes

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

Counterflow schemes to solve NLEX congestion

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:39 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says Task Force Pantalan will be spearheading the decongestion of vehicles in the area

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

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

Importers told: Claim overstaying cargoes in Manila by Sept 8

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Or else the government says it will move these to other locations

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Overstaying containers at Manila ports shipped out to Subic

Aug 29, 2014 - 10:43 AM

A chartered vessel moves overstaying cargo to make way for the onset of peak shipping season next month

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

BOC to speed up auction of overstaying goods in Manila ports

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The auction is the newest measure undertaken by the Bureau of Customs to ease port congestion

DECONGESTED SOON. Malacañang assures the public that the congestion at major ports in Metro Manila would ease by Saturday, August 16. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Jay Directo

PPA asks for 5 additional truck routes to decongest ports

Aug 12, 2014 - 1:14 PM

The proposal is now in the hands of the Cabinet says the PPA chief

Several groups picketed at the Philippine Ports Authority compound, asking Malacañang to resolve congestion woes at the ports of Manila due to a city ordinance that prohibits heavy-duty trucks from plying anywhere but along Roxas Boulevard. Photo by Joel Leporada

No more port congestion in Manila mid-August?

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Malacañang assures that Metro Manila ports will be decongested amid intensified efforts to crack down on colorum trucks

Manila ports to 'normalize' in 4 weeks, says PPA

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Empty containers at the ports are being shipped out to Subic

REPERCUSSIONS. PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima warns of the repercussions of Manila's truck ban on Philippine exports. Romeo Gacad/AFP

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

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

PPA moves to decongest North Harbor

Sep 18, 2013 - 5:22 PM

The regulator issues revised berthing guidelines

NEW GUIDELINES. PPA revises guidelines on the allocation of berths at the Manila port as part of efforts to decongest it. Photo by AFP

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