Visayas Container Terminal welcomes CPX6 service

Visayas Container Terminal welcomes CPX6 service

The Visayas Container Terminal (VCT), a division of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Iloilo in Panay, has welcomed the first call of SITC Container Lines’ CPX6 service.

This weekly service represents a significant step in enhancing connectivity for industries in the Western Visayas region, providing a crucial trade link to Mainland China, reported ICTSI.

Timothee Jeannin, VCT’s Executive Director, stated: “Iloilo is strategically located at the centre of the Visayas, the second largest economic region in the Philippines.

“With the region earmarked for future economic development, we are pleased to collaborate with SITC in connecting the Visayas to China directly. The service will help local industries thrive by expanding their market access.”

READ: ICTSI gains Iloilo port complex

The CPX6 service operates with four vessels, each with a capacity ranging from 2,400 to 2,700 TEU, with the following rotation:

Tianjin – Yantai – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Qinzhou – Xiamen – Subic Bay – Manila – Iloilo – Cebu – Davao – Tianjin

VCT commenced commercial operations in early April after obtaining a 25-year concession from the Philippine Ports Authority to develop and operate the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex.

Planned improvements at the port include dredging and the introduction of modern cargo-handling equipment.

Recently, ICTSI announced plans to build a new international container terminal in Bauan, Batangas, Philippines.

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