International cargoes handled by Batangas Container Terminal jumped 762 percent to over 98,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in 2014, the highest in a single year. BCT expanded its role as comprehensive gateway for Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), providing shippers direct connectivity to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and other global hubs through vessels regularly calling the port weekly.
This allowed Asian Terminals Inc. to handle consolidated throughput of 1.02 million TEUs, up 8.6 percent from 2013.
ATI said it was further improving services and port processes this year through continuous investment in equipment, facilities and technology, aligned with expansion plans and investment commitment with the Philippine Ports Authority.
ATI is also increasing its rubber-tired gantry cranes to 23 in Manila South Harbor, adding five more RTGs by the second quarter for a 50-percent fleet expansion since 2012. It will also grow its side-loader fleet by 50 percent, deploying six more units in February.