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The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) is upgrading infrastructure of all ports under its control in the island grouping of Visayas in the Philippines to accommodate growing cargo and passenger traffic.

“Cargo and passenger volumes have been very good in the past couple of years, resulting in higher revenues for the agency. Since we have the money, we have decided to improve infrastructure in all CPA-controlled ports, both cargo facilities and tourism-related infrastructure,” CPA Board member Benjamin Akol told PortCalls.

Akol refused to say the amount of money allocated for the projects.

Ports under the CPA system include the baseports (Pier 1, Pier 2, Pier 3, 5th Street and the Cebu International Port); Management Office of Mandaue; Management Office of Danao; Danao San Francisco, Camotes; Poro Tudela, Camotes; Carmen; Management Office of Sta. Fe; Hagnaya Bantayan; Sta. Fe Bogo (Pulang Bato); Baigad; Management Office of Toledo; Toledo Tuburan; Tabuelan Tangil, Dumanjug; Management Office of Argao; Bulasa Taloot; and Bato, Samboan.

Akol said all these ports will undergo upgrades depending on their needs.

Last year, CPA reported a 5.6% increase in cargo throughput to 25.365 million metric tons (mmt) from 24.056 mmt posted in 2010.

Containerized cargo volume also increased in 2011 due to the strong performance of transshipment cargoes. Total boxed cargoes reached 538,200 twenty-foot equivalent units, 8.27% higher compared to 497,062 TEUs handled in 2010.

Passenger volume rose 4.52% to 15.636 million from 14.959 million.

Photo from www.cpa.gov.ph

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