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Shipping Container Pileup Could Shut Philippines’ Biggest Port

  • Backlog is preventing arrival of new cargoes: port authority
  • World’s 28th busiest container port could shut in under a week
Containers sit at Manila port in the Philippines on March 31, 2020.
Containers sit at Manila port in the Philippines on March 31, 2020.Source: Department of Transportation-Philippine Ports Authority

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The Philippines’ largest port could shut in less than a week if shipping containers aren’t moved to free up space for new cargo amid a lockdown that’s preventing businesses from retrieving freight.