In a video conference, PCAF facilitated on May 6, 2020 a follow through discussion on Poultry and Feeds Sectors Resolution No. 6 , Series of 2020, “Recommending to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to put up a one-stop shop storage facility with DA quarantine office in alternate container yard to store agricultural and fishery shipments to help abate port container congestion and ensure unhampered flow of basic goods during the ECQ period.”
With regard to the Resolution, Ford Pelaez of AgriLogistics Solution, Inc. proposed the following to DA Undersecretary for Operations and Chairperson of DA COVID-19 Food Resiliency Task Force, Engr. Ariel T. Cayanan:
• For AgriLogistics to secure a customs-bonded container yard as an alternate storage facility to minimize increased payments for storage, detention and demurrage charges for overstaying agricultural and fishery shipments due to congestion in Manila ports, and
• To donate reefer vans/trucking services to deliver agricultural products from Benguet to LGUs in Luzon, especially to Metro Manila.