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Franchised trucks and port congestion

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If the announced Oct. 17 deadline to get colorum trucks off the streets is implemented, then port congestion will likely worsen and further harm the livelihood of our farmers and fisherfolk.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t official sees need for more ports

Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Trade and Industry has stressed the need to start putting up, as soon as possible, a new port in a new location to accommodate the expected rise in the volume of container shipments over the next five years.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ports told to prioritize release of food shipments

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SCREENGRAB from www.ppa.com.ph

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has ordered the two Manila port operators to prioritize the release of food shipments to help keep prices of basic goods steady, a statement on Friday showed.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Shipping firms send ‘sweepers’ to clear ports

International carriers are set to send dedicated “sweepers” to move out their empty containers clogging the ports of Manila, the Philippine Ports Authority said in a statement.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Pier pressure

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Surely the guys down here in my barangay (village) knew that the congestion at the piers, at the premier Port of Manila, was one major reason why, in the past several months, prices of some imported basic items went up by, at times, more than 500 percent.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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