What is TABS?
The Terminal Appointment Booking System, or TABS, is an electronic platform for booking containers in the major international ports of Manila.
TABS is a collaborative solution from the Manila government and supply-chain stakeholders, in partnership with Australia’s 1-Stop Connections Pty Ltd. (1-Stop), in response to the truck ban and road policies that were introduced by the local government in 2014 to combat the congestion in Manila. With TABS in place at both the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) terminals, a more organized in- and out-flow of containerized cargoes from both terminals is expected for a more efficient and productive Philippine supply-chain.
How will you benefit from TABS?
You will be able to plan for appropriate resources due to predictable volume and schedule
There will be reduced queues at the port since there will be enough yard resources to serve all trucks within their appointment window
Experience a managed and consistent flow of trucks spread throughout a 24-by-7 period
It’s a proactive alternative to counterproductive truck bans
Find real time information on container statuses
Check information anywhere on your mobile device via the App
“BY MATCHING TERMINAL RESOURCES TO LANDSIDE DEMAND, TABS EFFECTIVELY MAXIMISES SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY RESULTING IN PRODUCTIVITY GAINS TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY.”