According to Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, there are around 4,500 containers coming out of the Manila ports on a daily basis, but the number is expected to go up until the Christmas season.
added that they expected some 80,000 containers to occupy the ports until December.
"That's basically our problem.
The vessels unload seven days a week, while we only operate five to six days," Domingo
According to Domingo
, over 15,000 have already removed by the sweepers.
also said there are around 20,000 backlogs in the Manila ports as estimated by port operators, to which Escudero said had affected other areas like Singapore and Hong Kong.
Escudero also reminded Domingo
that they did not allocate budget for the roads, which according to DTI will relieve the congested ports.