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Inset photo: Philippine Ports Authority general manager Atty. Jay Santiago, Asian Terminals Inc executive vice president William Khoury and Bureau of Customs-Batangas collector Atty. Edward Ibera (3rd , 4th and 5th from left, respectively) cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open Batangas Port’s Multilevel Car Storage Facility, the biggest car storage infrastructure in the Philippines. Photo from Asian Terminals Inc.

Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) has inaugurated the Philippines’ largest car storage infrastructure in Batangas Port to serve the requirements of the automotive importation and distribution industry.

ATI recently commissioned the P1.3 billion-Batangas Port Multilevel Car Storage Facility (MCSF), officially marking full operation of the modern storage facility for completely built car units (CBUs) imported into the country by the world’s leading car manufacturers and local car distributors.

The five-level MCSF increases Batangas Port’s handling capacity to more than 13,000 CBUs at any one time, or over 80% more than the 7,000 units previously.

Batangas Port’s new landmark, constructed by NW Steel Industries and DCCD Engineering Corp., is equipped with comprehensive safety and security features, including high-resolution CCTV cameras and fire-suppression systems, consistent with ATI’s world-class safety protocols.

“We are very pleased to build this pioneering port infrastructure for our partners in the car industry,” ATI executive vice president William Khoury said in a statement.

“This forms part of ATI’s investment commitment with the Philippine Ports Authority and our contribution to government’s Build-Build-Build program as we continuously provide smarter trade solutions and responsive port services best characterized by efficiency, safety, security, cost-effectiveness and convenience for our customers,” Khoury added.

Batangas Port currently handles around 200,000 brand-new imported sedans, sports utility vehicles, Asian utility vehicles, and multipurpose vehicles yearly, representing majority of annual car sales nationwide. It also serves as a strategic redistribution hub for imported cars to Visayas and Mindanao through its domestic roll-on/roll-off port infrastructure.

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