Port users group propose plans to ease congestion

By , on November 25, 2014


STOCK PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTCALLS.COM
STOCK PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTCALLS.COM

MANILA – A group made up of different associations of importers, exporters, and port-service providers on Monday came up with a set of immediate and long-term proposals in a bid to address congestion and other port-related problems in Manila.

It can be recalled that the truck ban that happened from February to September of this year has resulted to cargo buildup which was only resolved in the past weeks.

During the Ports Summit held on November 17, the Port Users’ Confederation discussed with the government officials and about 350 delegates in order to come up with several plans.

“The port stakeholders are now ready for the Nov. 27 conference on congestion,” says PUC president Col. Rodolfo de Ocampo. He is set to meet on Thursday with the Cabinet Cluster on Ports under Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras.

“We at PUC are very grateful to Secretary Almendras and the Cabinet Cluster for measures lessening the congestion,” said PUC chairwoman emeritus Noemi Saludo, adding “And we look forward to a productive dialogue and close collaboration with the Cabinet Cluster under Secretary Almendras.”