28 August 2014

1,800 Manila containers now in Subic

To help ease the growing burden of traffic, this premier Freeport has received some 1,800 shipping containers that were overstaying in the Port of Manila.

Another shipment of containers today from Manila will be delivered by a containerized cargo ship owned by Hanjin Shipping.

The operation, which started last Wednesday, is chartered by the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and the Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI).

These two companies will be transporting these containers that have already been cleared by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and are overstaying for more than 60 days at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and the Port of Manila (POM) to Subic Bay Freeport.

MICP and POM, owned by ICTSI and ATI respectively, shouldered the P14 million transport of these containers to Subic Bay Freeport.

The 15-day operation for the Hanjin vessel will complete three trips from Manila to Subic to transport a total of 3,000 containers. (Jonas Reyes, Tempo)

BUSY PORT - Hauling trucks deliver some of the containers at the New Container Terminal-1 in Subic Bay Freeport. The Manila Port has transferred most of its overstaying cargoes to Subic to help ease the congestion in Manila. (Photo by Jun Dumaguing)