Wan Hai’s MHT service restarts calls at ICTSI Mindanao

Wan Hai’s MHT service restarts calls at ICTSI Mindanao

Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Philippine container handling facility, has welcomed the restoration of Wan Hai Lines’ Mindanao – Hong Kong – Taiwan (MHT) service.

The MHT service resumed calls to MCT on 3 August, marked by the arrival of the vessel Wan Hai 231.

Wan Hai’s weekly service will call MCT every Saturday, connecting Subic, Cebu and Mindanao to the bustling trade hubs of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Aurelio Garcia, MCT Chief Executive Officer, said: “The return of the MHT service is a significant development in our efforts to strengthen regional trade connectivity and support the growing Mindanao economy.

“We are thrilled to re-establish this crucial link that makes international trade more efficient and accessible to businesses in Mindanao.”

READ: Wan Hai’s MHT service makes first call at ICTSI Subic

MCT was reintroduced into the service cycle as a result of increased market demand and economic activity in Mindanao, which has experienced an 18 per cent rise in export volume.

During the call, 237 containers were handled, with the bulk of items delivered being coconut by-products, falcata timber, and wastepaper.

MCT anticipates a beneficial relationship with Wan Hai, as well as the mutual advantages that the re-established service will bring to the region’s economy.

In March 2023, ICTSI announced it was adding another berth at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippines’ main gateway for international trade.

Two months later, ICTSI and Philippines Port Authority (PPA) broke grounds at the new berth at MICT to increase TEU capacity.

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