The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has assured its compliance to Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista’s directive to pare down logistics and travel costs.
“Our first order of business is to comply with the directive of the DOTr to lower travel and shipping costs,” PPA officer in charge-general manager Manuel Boholano said
The PPA said it has already started the review of its operations which include statutory and regulatory costs as well as indirect costs related to the efficiency and productivity of the ports.
Any possible reduction in port-related costs shall be on top of the existing policies being implemented like the exemptions of students, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, uniformed personnel, and medal of valor awardees and their first-degree kin in the payment of passenger terminal fees in all PPA-controlled ports
PPA has also vowed to continue with its infrastructure modernization and improvement to further provide shippers, regular sea-going public, and tourists comfort and convenience while inside the ports.