PPA News & Events

ARTA GREEN LIGHTS TOP-CRMS

05 MARCH 2023, MANILA — After careful consideration and series of reviews, PPA Administrative Order (AO) No. 04-2021 or the “Policy on the Registration and Monitoring of Containers” of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and its Implementing Operating Guidelines gets a greenlight from the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA). 

PPA was able to submit to ARTA the regulatory impact statement of the Trusted Operator Program- Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) on February 2, 2023 and after a month, ARTA has given it a rating of 36- "Good Practice RIS”. 

RECORD HIGH: PPA POSTS PHP 20.4 B REVENUE IN 2022, HIGHEST SINCE 1974

28 FEBRUARY 2023, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority generated a whopping Php 20.4B in revenues in 2022, the highest collected so far since the inception of the agency 48 years ago. According to PPA General Manager Jay Santiago, this success can be attributed to the authority's sound fiscal management and brought about by the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions leading to a positive rebound of the economy.

CARGO TRAFFIC HEALTHY YARD UTILIZATON IMPROVING SAYS PPA

16 FEBRUARY 2023, MANILA —The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has assured the public that there is no congestion nor backlog in all its covered ports as the year starts.

Comparing it to last year, as of January 2023, Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has recorded 80.75% yard utilization rate or a 9.1% increase from January last year and Manila South Harbor with 67.80%, or a 0.3% decrease from last year respectively.

DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN VS TOP-CRMS

30 JANUARY 2023, MANILA —Aminado si Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago na tuloy-tuloy ngayon ang disinformation campaign laban sa proyektong Trusted Operator Program - Container Registry and Monitoring Sytem (TOP-CRMS) ng PPA dahil may mga masasagasaan malalaking negosyo kapag itinuloy ang programa kahit pa aprubado na ito ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

TOP-CRMS, layong ibaba ang presyo at hindi dagdagan pa ang mga bayarin sa port operations

23 ENERO 2023, MAYNILA —Nilinaw ni Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago na hindi layon ng Trusted Operator Program - Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) na dagdagan pa ang taas ng presyo ng mga bilihin sa merkado, sa halip ito nga aniya ang tutugon sa mga unregulated charges sa logistics cost tulad ng container deposit na ipinapataw ng mga foreign shipping lines.

PPA: GIVE CRMS A CHANCE

18 JANUARY 2023, MANILA — Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago explained that Trusted Operator Program- Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) will bring huge benefit against high unregulated charges in logistics costs such as container deposit and missing empty containers.

PORTS DIGITALIZATION, PRO-UNDERPRIVILEGED TRUCKERS, BROKERS, AND STAKEHOLDERS

16 JANUARY 2023, MANILA — Eliminate container deposits and manage empty containers— these are the two primary purposes of the controversial Trusted Operator Program- Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) that some business groups are opposing. The resistance, supposedly based on the fear that the program would inflate the cost of logistics is far from the actual benefits it can bring to the table. 

TOP-CRMS is the solution

PPA: additional ship to solve long queues in Calapan

04 JANUARY 2023, CALAPAN, MINDORO —Deployment of additional ship is the visible solution seen by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to address the long queues of passengers at the Port of Calapan experienced on the first day of back to school and work following the holiday season.

According to Port Management Office (PMO) Mindoro Port Manager Elvis Medalla, aside from the strong sea waves and bad weather prevailed in the province, the turn-around time of the passenger ships at the port was likewise slow due to reduced number of fast craft traveling at Calapan Port.