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MICT gets 8 new RTGs to support new berth operation

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will soon take delivery of eight brand new rubber tired gantries (RTG) to support the Manila International Container Terminal’s (MICT) new Berth 6 operation that is scheduled for early next year.   An investment worth $10.7 million, the new RTGs will arrive in two batches beginning June next year in time for the startup…


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PPA approves, modifies North Port Terminal 1 design

  The Board of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has modified and approved the detailed development de­sign of Terminal 1 of the North Port, formerly North Harbor, submitted by operator Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI).   The Board has likewise extended the time­line in finishing the development, which only covers Terminal 1 or the provision on the Pas­senger Terminal…


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ICTSI services largest boxship to call in Georgia

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) recently serviced the MSC Ukraine, the largest vessel to dock in the Black Sea coast of the Republic of Georgia. “We are honored to have the MSC Ukraine here as it shows our capability to service new generation vessels,” says Capt. Jan Nowak, BICT chief executive officer and general…


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PPA revokes 50-50 sharing agreement in cargo-handling

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has revoked the 50-50 sharing agreement in arrastre fees in all ports nationwide in instances where cargo handlers (CH) uses the equipment of shipping lines in its bid to force cargo handling service operators to procure their own facilities. “In this regard, PPA MC No. 01-2009 pre­scribing the 50-50 sharing on the arrastre fees in…


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PPA launches new Ro-Ro service in Bicol region

Atty. Juan C. Sta. Ana visited Bicol on March 15-16, 2011, marking his third out-of-town trip since his appointment as PPA General Manager. Accompanied by AGM for Corporate Affairs & Special Projects/Port District Manager for Southern Luzon, Hector E. Miole, Sta. Ana led the launching of the Roll-On, Roll-Off (RORO) service along the route connecting the Ports of Nato to…


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ATI looks at PPP projects, Allots P1 billion for ports

Asian Terminals Inc., the country’s second largest port operator, said that it has extra cash for possible port acquisition this year after the company disposed its grains terminal last year. Eusebio Tanco, ATI president, told report­ers that the company has around P1 billion to spend for port acquisition for this year and expand its presence in the country. “Any opportunity…


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Gov’t ensures safe and convenient port travel

In anticipation of the influx of passengers that will be passing through the ports with the upcoming opening of classes come June, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are continuously and strictly adopting appropriate measures to ensure the safety, security and convenience of the passengers, ships and cargoes in the ports. Among the measures that shall be continuously undertaken especially during…


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MNHPI cancels leases at NH, plans to increase rental rates

The Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) has cancelled all lease agreements at the North Harbor to pave the way for the increase in all rental rates at the country’s premier but most inefficient port. MNHPI has already informed their stake­holders to make the necessary arrangements with the company in order to continue their business at the port. Latest data…


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ICTSI names new officers for local subsidiaries

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently named Jose Manuel De Jesus as president of Davao International Port Stevedoring Services Corporation (DIPSSCOR) and Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) and Julien Domingo as general manager of DIPSSCOR. Mr. De Jesus is also the concurrent vice president for business development of ICTSI, president of Mindanao International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; and…


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ICTSI, ATI expand terminals to ease port congestion

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), operators of the Ma­nila International Container Terminal (MICT) and Manila South Harbor (MSH), respectively are injecting modest investments starting this year to address congestion currently being experienced at their ports. The two operators claimed that they have committed the investments with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), the Bureau of…