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In 2011, container throughput in Subic reached 27,600 twenty-foot equivalent units, a growth of 7.8 percent over 2010 and the highest volume recorded since 2007.

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in cooperation with the Subic Bay International Terminal Corp is organizing the Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit on August 23-24, 2012 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in Subic Bay Gateway Park, north of the Philippine capital Manila.

Themed “Subic Bay: Asia’s Emerging Logistics and Investments Hub,” the conference highlights the Freeport zone’s attractions as an investment and logistics hub and as gateway to Asia’s expanding market.

In 2011, container throughput in Subic reached 27,600 twenty-foot equivalent units, a growth of 7.8 percent over 2010 and the highest volume recorded since 2007.

The Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit is expected to attract more than 300 investors, shippers, and logistics and supply chain executives and will look at the advantages of Subic as a vital investment area for shipping and logistics companies.

Prominent local and international speakers will give updates on projects and initiatives at the port complex as well as provide insights on regional trade developments and their implications for the transport and logistics sectors.

There will be discussions on the attractions of Subic Bay as a transshipment port and investment center; synergy between Subic and Clark; Customs’ trade facilitation initiatives in Subic; and the greater push to raise productivity and efficiency at the Subic container terminals.

There will also be presentations on the impact of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Plus China free trade agreement and best practices among ASEAN seaport operators.

Manila North Tollways Corp is the event’s Gold Sponsor. Supporting organizations are the Maritime Industry Authority, Maritime League, Association of International Shipping Lines, Clark Investors and Locators Association, Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines, Maritime Law Association of the Philippines, Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association, Port Users Confederation, Rotary Club of Subic Bay and the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce. Media partners are Australia-based Baird Publications which publishes monthly magazines, Ausmarine and Work Boat World; and Hong Kong-based Cargonews Asia.

For more information on the Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit, please call event manager PortCalls at (02) 552-7072, 551-1775, 551-1972 or email info@portcalls.com. For regular updates, visit www.subicmaritimeconference.com, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @subicconference.

Photo from International Container Terminal Services, Inc

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