PPA South Harbor Opens Pick-up / Drop Off (PUDO) Area for Passengers
|CAPTION: PPA GM Juan C. Sta. Ana(2nd, L-R) together with ATI Executive Vice President Ernest. T.A. Schulze(3rd, L-R) cut the ceremonial ribbon which signaled the opening of the Pick-Up/Drop-Off (PU/DO) facility for passengers at the South Harbor Port. Assisting them are Port District Manager Engr. Constante Fariñas, Jr. (extreme right) and South Harbor Port Manager Francisquiel O. Mancile (extreme left).|
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), South harbour, Port Management Office (SH-PMO), in a press statement has announced the official opening of the South Harbor Pick-Up / Drop Off (PUDO) area for all passengers and well-wishers on Tuesday, 4th of October 2011. The provisions of the PU/DO facility will hopefully alleviate the plight of our sea travelling public with the end goal of ensuring their comfort, convenience, safety and security at the South Harbor port.
In a statement released by the Office of the Port District Manager, Engr. Constante Fariñas, Jr. the PU/DO which utilizes a land area of 2,272 square meters at the former RV Marzan compound, CY-Boston, South Harbor will be operated on a per demand basis depending on the schedule of arrivals and departures of vessels. Said facility will be secured as a controlled area where passengers will be picked-up or dropped-off.
During the official launch of said facility which will likewise signal the start of its operations, PPA General Manager, Juan C. Sta. Ana will be the guest of honor and will cut the ceremonial ribbon and will be assisted by COA Supervising Auditor Diaralcasan B. Ibrahim and Asian Terminal Exec. Vice President Ernst T.A. Schulze.
South Harbor Port Manager, Francisquiel O. Mancile said on the other hand that launching activity will be participated in by all port officers, shipping companies and the Management of Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), the SH cargo handling contractor, who provided the necessary support and assistance for the successful implementation of said project. “We want to assure our sea travelling public that the Philippine Ports Authority, specifically the South Harbor Port will not stop on finding ways to provide comfort, convenience and safety to our port using public,” Mancile added.