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Maritime Awards 2016

The Maritime Forum presents, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of its convener, The Maritime League, the 2016 Maritime Awards for excellence in various endeavors in the Philippine maritime community will be presented on November 25, 2016. An Awards Committee to review the final list was confirmed during the 116th Maritime Forum held at the NAMRIA, Lawton…


The Maritime League at 25

The Maritime League, the Philippine maritime foundation, was established in 1991 to address the need for an organization which will help spur progress in the maritime profession and advance the interest of the maritime industry. How did it start? I asked its Founding Chairman and President, Commo Carlos L Agustin, and this is what he said: “It was ‘spawned’ at…


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ICTSI Laguna dry port expands facilities for containers

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) dry port unit, Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT), recently broke ground to start the expansion of new facilities which include extended and dedicated storage areas for loaded and empty containers, a runway for rubber tired gantries (RTG), container care facilities, weigh bridges at the gates and an upgraded access road, as it primes…


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ICTSI acquires private port Hijo International in Davao

Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has acquired a private port in the Gulf of Davao, its second terminal in the area. ICTSI also operates Sasa Wharf, Davao’s main international seaport. According to ICTSI, its wholly-owned subsidiary Abbotsford Holdings, Inc., (AHI) has acquired subscription rights to forty million common shares in Hijo International Port Services, Inc. (HIPS), which…


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US Megaport Initiative to be expanded to Cebu

The United States government is set to provide more nuclear and radiation detection equipment to the Philippine government to be deployed to ports in Manila and Cebu by next year.  According to Kim Prono, a representative of the US Department of Energy, the move is meant to increase security measures at the coun­try’s major ports, to prevent nuclear proliferation and…


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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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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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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…


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SBMA sets earlier time for second container terminal bidding

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has moved the bidding for its second container terminal towards the end of the year from early 2008.1t explained that this would maximize the potential of t heir two new container terminals if it will go into full commercial l operations together by next year. On an interview, SBMA seaport chief Capt. Perfecto Pascual…