The Manila International Container Port (MICP) will remain operational with skeleton workforce on July 24, 2023, in view of the forecasted inclement weather brought about by Typhoon “Egay” and the scheduled seventy-two (72)-hour transport strike in Metro Manila.
In a public advisory, the MICP said that the decision to keep the port open was made in order to provide seamless services and assistance to its stakeholders during this fortuitous event.
The MICP said that it will be deploying a skeleton workforce of essential personnel to ensure the smooth flow of operations. It also advised its stakeholders to coordinate with their respective port operators for updates on the status of their shipments.
Typhoon Egay is expected to make landfall in the Philippines on July 24. The weather bureau has warned of heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surges in affected areas.
The transport strike, meanwhile, is scheduled to start on July 24 and will last for 72 hours. The strike is being organized by transport groups to protest the high prices of fuel and other commodities.
The MICP said that it is closely monitoring the weather conditions and the situation in Metro Manila. It will issue updates on the status of its operations as necessary.