Dormant PPA tracking proposal pushed anew

MANILA -A national organization of 15 local trucker operator associations has asked the government to immediately implement an order digitizing port operations to eliminate “abusive” charges by international shipping lines, which are estimated to be in billions of pesos annually.

The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP), in a letter dated May 16 and addressed to the Department of Transportation and Philippine Ports Authority, requested that the proposed Trusted Operator Program-Container Registry and Monitoring System (TOP-CRMS) be up and running the soonest.

The implementation of TOP-CRMS has been deferred amid criticisms that it would bloat the alre…

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