ATI eyes new projects

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ASIAN Terminal Inc (ATI) on Friday said it is planning to launch new projects such as off-dock container yards and empty container depots, as it seeks to expand beyond its port operations in Batangas and Manila.

“As a trade enabler, we are eyeing to develop more facilities that will leverage on our existing gateway ports in Manila and Batangas to better serve our valued customers,” ATI Executive Vice President William Khoury said in a statement on Friday.

ATI identified these projects as off-dock container yards, empty container depots and other ancillary facilities.

“These projects will establish greater operational synergies to help the industry cope with current logistics challenges and also create growth opportunities in the long-term,” Mr. Khoury added.

ATI is looking to have additional capacity for empty containers by mid-2019.

Currently, ATI operates Manila South Harbor and Batangas Container Terminal, as well as an Inland Clearance Depot (ICD) in Calamba, Laguna.

ICD is a Customs-bonded facility, and has been a supply chain partner for major manufacturers and industrial zones in Cavite, Laguna and Batangas. — R.J.N.Ignacio