Philippine Port resumes Full Operations

Ten days after Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ struck, the port of Tacloban will resume full  operations for commercial purposes on Wednesday, November 20th,  the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reports.

PPA general manager Juan C. Sta. Ana said in a statement that they have contracted the expertise of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) to temporarily run the port until the existing cargo handling operator recovers from the damage brought about by the typhoon.

the PPA and the ICTSI have been working double time to restart operations at the port, which is expected to become the “relief hub” in the next couple of days.

The  ICTSI, the country’s top port and cargo handling operator,  provided the new equipment to the port. PPA General Manager Juan C. Santa Ana said, “among the equipment that are expected to arrive include 12 forklifts of different sizes to move the different sizes of containers; seven generator sets that will be used to electrify the terminal; six tower lights to support night operations of the port; several units of reach stackers for mobility of cargo; and an additional five pay loaders for cleaning”.

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