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Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) expects to meet its 2012 target volume despite problems that hit the Mindanao region.

Located in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, southern Philippines, the terminal benefits from the spillover of fruit shipments from Davao. It is also the preferred port for companies along the Bukidnon area.

Phividec Industrial Authority seaport department manager Dante Clarito remains optimistic China’s strict quarantine requirements on Philippine fruits and typhoon Pablo will not significantly affect overall cargo volume in 2012. MCT is within the Phividec industrial estate.

Clarito said they are still evaluating effects of the twin problems on operations but noted targets up to November had already been met.

“December will be a different situation but we continue to remain positive even if shipments from the Bukidnon area have slowed,” he said.

As of November, cargo volume handled by MCT reached 197,303 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 1.6% from the target of 194,137 TEUs. The full-year goal is 220,000 TEUs.

For November alone, volume reached 17,920 TEUs. No comparative figure was supplied.

Earlier, MCT and Phividec revised their 2012 volume growth forecast to 10% from 15-20% due to the global economic crisis.

MCT is operated by Mindanao International Container Terminal Services, Inc, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

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