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PPA releases revised schedule of cargo-handling tariff at Manila ports

July 8, 2024

  • The Philippine Ports Authority released the revised schedule of cargo-handling tariff at Manila ports that take effect on August 6
  • PPA Memorandum Circular No. 008-2024 implements MC No. 007-2024, which provides the 16% increase in cargo-handling tariff at Manila International Container Terminal and Manila South Harbor
  • The upward adjustment will be implemented in two tranches: the first 10% to take effect on August 6 and the second tranche of 6% not earlier than six months after effectivity of the first tranche

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has released the revised schedule of cargo-handling tariff at Manila ports that takes effect on August 6.

PPA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 008-2024 dated July 4 implements MC No. 007-2024, which provides the 16% increase in cargo-handling tariff at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and Manila South Harbor as approved by the PPA Board under Resolution Nos. 3298 and 3299.

READ: 10% hike in Manila ports’ cargo-handling rates effective Aug 6

The upward adjustment will be implemented in two tranches, with the first tranche of 10% to take effect on August 6. The second tranche of 6% will be implemented not earlier than six months after effectivity of the first tranche.

Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) earlier proposed a 16.55% upward adjustment in the cargo- handling tariff and other related and miscellaneous charges at Manila South Harbor while International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) petitioned for a 17% increase in cargo-handling tariff, excluding transshipment, for MICT. A virtual public hearing on their petitions was conducted by PPA on April 19.

Under PPA rules, the cargo-handling/terminal operator may apply for a cargo-handling tariff adjustment if the consumer price index (CPI) has increased by at least 5% within a three-year period.

Both ATI and ICTSI during the public hearing said CPI had increased by at least 5% since the effectivity of the last tariff increase.

The last cargo-handling tariff rate adjustment for the two ports was in 2021, when PPA granted a 10% rate increase implemented in two tranches—2% in 2021 and 8% in 2022.

Both terminal operators said that based on their calculations, their petitions would have a minimal impact (less than 1% increase) on the cost of basic goods and commodities.

Prior to the approval of the tariff adjustment, the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. asked PPA to defer the increase until the export industry has recovered from unstable market conditions.

Some of the tariff under the first tranche include the following:

Vessel charges (stevedoring) for containerized cargoes

Non-self-sustaining vessel, container yard/full container load (FCL)

* 20-footer loaded – $127.603

* 40-footer loaded – $178.496

* 20-footer empty – $107.262

* 40-footer empty – $138.185

Containerized cargo charges (arrastre)

FCL import

* 20-footer – P5,212

* 40-footer – P11,965

FCL export

* 20-footer – P4,255

* 40-footer – P9,772

Vessel charges (stevedoring) for non-containerized cargo

General cargo

* Bagged cargoes, per revenue ton (RT) – P98 for palletized, P251 for non-palletized

* Frozen cargoes, per RT – P777 for unpacked fish, P519 for fish in cartons

* Others (cargoes in crates, boxes, cases, drums), P74 per RT –for palletized, P108 for non- palletized

Cargo charges (arrastre) for non-containerized cargo

General cargo

* Bagged cargoes, per revenue ton (RT) – P164 for palletized, P370 for non-palletized

* Frozen cargoes, per RT – P1,390 for unpacked fish, P928 for fish in cartons

* Others (cargoes in crates, boxes, cases, drums), per RT – P164 for palletized, P208 for non- palletized

Some charges under the second tranche include the following:

Vessel charges (stevedoring) for containerized cargoes

Non-self-sustaining vessel, container yard/full container load (FCL)

* 20-footer loaded – $134.563

* 40-footer loaded – $188.232

* 20-footer empty – $113.113

* 40-footer empty – $145.723

Containerized cargo charges (arrastre)

FCL import

* 20-footer – P5,496

* 40-footer – P12,608

FCL export

* 20-footer – P4,487

* 40-footer – P10,305

Vessel charges (stevedoring) for non-containerized cargo

General cargo

* Bagged cargoes, per revenue ton (RT) – P103 for palletized, P264 for non-palletized

* Frozen cargoes, per RT – P819 for unpacked fish, P548 for fish in cartons

* Others (cargoes in crates, boxes, cases, drums), P78 per RT –for palletized, P114 for non- palletized

Cargo charges (arrastre) for non-containerized cargo

General cargo

* Bagged cargoes, per revenue ton (RT) – P173 for palletized, P390 for non-palletized

* Frozen cargoes, per RT – P1,466 for unpacked fish, P979 for fish in cartons

* Others (cargoes in crates, boxes, cases, drums), per RT – P173 for palletized, P219 for non- palletized – Roumina Pablo

Source: https://www.portcalls.com/ppa-releases-revised-schedule-of-cargo-handling-tariff-at-manila-ports/