Manila South Harbor handles largest cruise ship to dock in the Philippines

09 JUNE 2018, MANILA— The Manila South Harbor handled the biggest and largest cruise ship to dock in the Philippines, underscoring its readiness to accommodate the demands of the booming industry for the Philippines.

MS Ovation of the Seas, arrived at MSH on Saturday, is by far heavier and longer by 17,336 gross tons and 12.65 meters, respectively, than MS World Dream, the erstwhile largest cruise ship that docked on Philippine waters.

MS Ovation of the Seas is operated by Royal Carribean International while MS World Dream is run by Genting Hong Kong, Ltd.

PPA upbeat over prospects brought about by new MICT post-panamax cranes

07 JUNE 2018, MANILA— Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago witnessed the arrival of a pair of Neo-Panamax and a Post-Panamax quay cranes to be used at the country’s biggest container terminal, the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).

The pair of cranes arrived Thursday.

“The new cranes will definitely boost the capability of the MICT and will definitely guarantee a congestion-free international container terminal,” Santiago said at the sidelines of the arrival ceremony held at Berth 6 of the MICT.

Manila port operators donate safety, communication equipment to MMDA

04 JUNE 2018, MANILA—Manila port operators International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) have donated at least a P20 million worth of safety and communication equipment to the Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday.

The pieces of equipment were donated to help the agency improve the traffic flow in the metro particularly container trucks plying the roads using the Terminal Appointment Booking System or TABS.

The donation was made possible through the intercession of the Philippine Port Authority.

PPA embarks on massive computerization, automation efforts

25 MAY 2018, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is totally migrating to automated, modernized and mobile operations in its bid to transform the agency into a more responsive government organization to the demands of global trade.

As a starter, the PPA is replacing all its desktop computers with state-of-the-art laptop computers for more mobility and environment-friendly energy consumption.