Sasa Port to Become Worldclass
Davao City’s Sasa Port is on its way to become a world class terminal like the ones in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Busan in Korea, and the ports of Malaysia and Thailand. ICTSI Executive Vice President Edgardo Abesamis recently announced projects for the said terminal.
Checklist of priority projects for Sasa Port.
- Installation of the quayside crane.(ASAP Project expected to be completed before the end of 2007)
- Increase of the yard area which at present has only 16 hectars.
- Power source for reefer containers.
- Facilities for dangerous or hazardous cargo to be segregated in a safe and efficient manner.
- Yard lighting to enable night work.
- Computerized Terminal Operations System.
This is a quayside crane and something like this will be installed at Sasa Port as soon as possible.
These projects are under International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) as the private firm expanded its operations in the region late last year. ICTSI acquired the Davao Integrated Port and Stevedoring Services Corporation (DIPSSCOR) in December last year. It is also operating in the countries of Brazil, Poland, Madagascar, Japan, Indonesia, Syria, and China. In the Philippines, they are operating in the ports of Subic Bay, Bauan in Batangas, Makar Wharf in General Santos City, and Sasa Port in Davao City.
This is very good news for Davao City and the region. The upgraded port will bolster trading and other economic activities. Investors will have good reasons to do business here when this facilities are readily available. I just hope that it wouldn’t take long for the completions of those project proposals. As of now, I just can’t help but getting a little too excited.
The Sasa Wharf/Port
Sasa port is the busiest port in Mindanao.
Sasa wharf and the prestine water of Davao Gulf.
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