Lifting of trucks ban helps cargo movement

According to a high-ranking official of the Federation of Philippine Industries, after a week that the City of Manila lifted the trucks ban, the two Manila ports posted higher cargo volume movement.

International Container Terminal Services Inc., operator of the country’s biggest international port Manila International Container Terminal, established a 22-percent increase in the average number of import containers moved by trucks while export and empty container movement went up 19.5 percent.
Manila South Harbor operator Asian Terminals Inc. also registered a 23-percent hike in average daily import and export movement, compared to the month when the truck ban was still in effect.

Harbour Center Port Terminals Inc. also posted a 30-percent increase in the movement of their cargoes since the lifting of the truck ban.

“The increase in movement brought about by the lifting of the Manila City truck ban will result in stable prices of goods and will definitely save jobs,”  said by FPI president George Chua.

The Cabinet Cluster on Port Congestion expects to reach the 80-percent yard utilization level to clear enough room for optimum terminal efficiency and productivity.

The relocation of overstaying customs-cleared containers inside the two Manila ports were among the measures being eyed to complement the lifting of the truck ban.

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