“We are pleased to report, that with the combined efforts of the Cabinet Cluster on Port Decongestion, the Technical Working Group of various agencies, and the cooperation from the private sector, operations at the port of Manila have been completely normalized and congestion has been resolved,” says Office of the Cabinet Secretary headed by Jose Rene D. Almendras.
The office said that as of February the benefits of a fully-decongested port was in place. “Over the past three weeks, the ships with berthing schedules were accommodated accordingly. For ships that arrive unscheduled, they were able to dock within 24 to 60 hours from arrival.”
According to the the office of Almendras, resolving congestion at the port of Manila was a long process, which was complicated by many factors such as ship scheduling, loaded and empty container handling and the truck ban hours.