BOC: Yard utilization down to 70%, no port congestion
MANILA-YardutilizationatthePortofManila (POM) and the Manila International Container Port (MICP) has significantly reduced as result of the continuing efforts of the Bureau of Customs to provide facilitated trade environment to its stakeholders.
Policies, measures, and collaborative efforts were done by the BOC to address the problem of high utilization at POM and MICP.
“The continuous decrease in the level of yard utilization at the two major ports is a clear manifestation of the commitment of the officials and personnel of the Bureau to address trade challenges,” said Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero.
He added that the robust relationship between the government and the private sector, particularly the port operators, Asian Terminal Inc. (ATI) and the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has helped the Bureau address the problem on yard utilization.
At the Port of Manila, overstaying laden containers were shipped out