Tacloban reopens as Typhoon relief effort gathers momentum

  • ICTSI takes temporary charge, delivers cargo equipment as Tacloban Port begins movement of relief goods

Commercial operations at Tacloban Port are expected to resume today – 12 days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines leaving a trail of destruction in its wake

Since the super typhoon, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Manila-based operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) have been working round the clock to restore power, communications and cargo handling equipment wiped out by the storm.

The Port of Tacloban is expected to become the focal point for humanitarian aid shipped into the country from all over the world in the coming days.

As reported by PTI last week, ICTSI will supply a number of cargo handling units to help with the relief effort and take over managerial responsibilities on a temporary basis until the port and the region recovers from the damage brought about by the typhoon.

“Now that Tacloban Port is already in full swing, it will greatly facilitate the movement of relief goods in the next couple of days both for the National Government and the different non-government organisations,” said PPA general manager Juan C. Sta. Ana.

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