Projected to start its operation in 2013, the Davao International Container Terminal will look like the one shown in this photo.
Port operator San Vicente Terminal and Brokerage Services, Inc., managed by ANFLOCOR, officially broke ground for the construction of the Davao International Container Terminal in Panabo City, Davao del Norte last May 18, 2012.
“We are certain that this project will definitely support the growth of the export and import sector and the economy of the region as a whole. This is a milestone to mark the beginning of a new age for international trade in Mindanao,” remarked ANFLOCOR President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alexander N. Valoria.
Envisaged to be the most modern container terminal in Mindanao, the eight-hectare Davao International Container Terminal will steer a whole new level of efficiency and advancements in the port industry.
Davao International Container Terminal will have two ship-to-shore cranes which can serve gearless vessels and modern container handling equipment and state-of-the-art Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) that will ensure faster vessel turn-around time.
The container terminal has an average draft of 15.5 meters which allows it to accommodate large Panamax vessels.
With the availability of plug-in facilities inside the container yard, Davao International Container Terminal will have improved capacity to sustain freshness of perishable items for export that is geared to support Mindanao’s expanding international banana exports.
According to Valoria, the introduction of this modern port infrastructure will generate investments and in turn, job opportunities in Mindanao.
“This will translate to more economic activities in Mindanao to catalyze growth and development in the region,” Mr. Valoria added.
DICT is expected to start its operation by the first quarter of 2013.