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Order to Decongest Ports in Manila ‘Unrealistic’

(Business World)

Industry groups are apprehensive over an order instructing importers to withdraw their overstaying containers in Manila ports by September 8.

Starting September 8, containers left unclaimed will be immediately transferred to Subic and Batangas ports or any other location identified by the Cabinet Cluster on Port Congestion, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said, reported BusinessWorld. All costs associated with the transfer of the containers will be shouldered solely by the cargo owner, the state-led agency said. Read more here.