ICTSI's Subic Bay CFS to distribute goods to northern and central Luzon
MANILA's International Container Terminal Services Inc's (ICTSI) container freight station (CFS) at Subic Bay Freeport is poised to become the distribution point to speed freight flow to northern and central Luzon.
Launched last year by Subic Bay International Corp (SBITC), the CFS makes the more efficient movement of goods possible because of its quicker clearing periods compared to other facilities, saving time and money and enhancing profits for all, says its press release.
"The CFS is a multi-user logistics facility especially beneficial for the growing e-commerce and businesses looking into Amazon style same-day delivery," said SBITC chief Roberto Locsin.
"Big box retailers can use the CFS as a consolidation centre for their northern and central Luzon stores."
The CFS has allotted areas for import and export, dangerous goods, and customs inspection. It is capable of stuffing and stripping eight containers simultaneously.
"Luzon businesses can benefit from SBITC's direct services to all of the major intra-Asia ports which provides access to the rest of the world. Many of the same vessels that call Manila now call Subic and in many cases, transit times have improved to the same destinations," said Mr Locsin.
Recently, Evergreen Marine Corp launched its Korea-Taiwan-Philippines (KTP) service in Subic and included ICTSI's New Container Terminals (NCT) 1 and 2 to its port rotation. The service plies the ports of Incheon and Kwang Yang, South Korea; Kaoshiung, Taiwan; and Batangas and Subic.
Currently, SBITC has on-boarded three of the top cargo consolidators in the Philippines for the Subic CFS: ECU Worldwide, International Consolidators Phils Inc (ICPI), and Keihin Everett Forwarding Co Inc.