30 vessels wait their turn at Manila port

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 10 2014 08:27 AM | Updated as of Oct 10 2014 04:27 PM

MANILA - Around 30 cargo vessels remain stranded at Manila Bay, an official said Friday.

According to Ray Soliman, president of Aduana Business Club, these cargo vessels arrived in the country on the last week of September.

However, the lack of warehouses is causing a delay on transfer of shipments.

A total of four vessels are currently awaiting their turn at Port of Manila, while three are at its break water.

Meanwhile, sixteen vessels are at the Manila International Container Port and another seven vessels are at the breakwater.

Soliman said that a few hours are not enough to conduct ocular inspection similar to what Senator Bam Aquino did.

He said a much lengthier time is needed to understand the current situation at the Port of Manila.

One of the problems they are currently facing include where to place empty containers.

--- from a report by Noel Alamar, ABS-CBN News