SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – More ships are expected to call on the port of Subic with the opening of the first Container Freight Station (CFS) that caters the Central Luzon market.
This, as the Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC), in partnership with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Bureau of Customs Subic (BOC-Subic) inaugurated early this week the newly-built CFS located at SBITC’s New Container Terminal at the Port of Subic.
Formally opening the new facility were SBITC President Roberto R. Locsin SBMA officials led by OIC Administrtor Randy B. Escolango and Marvin Dino, SBMA Chairman’s Chief of Staff and BOC Subic Collector Emelito G. Aquino.
Mr. Locsin thanked the SBMA and the BOC for supporting the completion of the facility, ‘This partnership is where you could really see the private and government sectors working together for the growth of businesses inside the Freeport, particularly in the shipping business,” Mr. Locsin said.
For his part, Escolango assured SBMA’s continous support as he recalls the growth of shipping lines from 2to8 liners calling the port of Subic which completely connected the port Of Subic Bay to the rest of the world’s major transshipment hubs.
‘The SBMA and SBITC will continue to think of ways on how to provide efficient logistics solutions. We will continue and always put forward quality customer service in the forefront not only in our logistics marketing campaign but most especially in our day-to-day operations,” Escolango said.
Subic Bay’s CFS will be utilized to consolidate into, or de-consolidate goods from containers for transport to their next destination for Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments.
With eight loading bays capable of stripping and stuffing eight containers simultaneously, the facility has an initial storage space of 840 square meters, expandable up to 1,860 square meters. It also features state-of-the-art equipment and a 24-hour CCTV system.
SBITC has tapped ECU Worldwide (through ECU-Line Philippines, Inc.), one of the country’s top consolidators, to cater to exporters and importers’ LCL requirements.
SBITC is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), which is engaged in port operation, management, and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.