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ICTSI begins bulk coffee operations in PNG terminal

  • South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently handled its first delivery of coffee bags following the recent opening of its coffee bulking facility
  • SPICT took delivery of 320 bags of green coffee beans from Monpi Coffee Exports Ltd., one of PNG’s major coffee producers
  • SPICT’s coffee bulking facility offers a 2,000-square meter, fully equipped warehouse manned by a team dedicated to coffee handling and storage operations
  • SPICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently handled its first delivery of coffee bags following the recent opening of its coffee bulking facility.

SPICT took delivery of 320 bags of green coffee beans from Monpi Coffee Exports Ltd., one of PNG’s major coffee producers and the first to avail of SPICT’s newest service offering. The shipment was bound for export to Melbourne, Australia.

SPICT’s coffee bulking facility offers a 2,000-square meter, fully equipped warehouse manned by a team dedicated to coffee handling and storage operations. The warehouse is compliant with all requirements set by the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC), which regulates the coffee industry in PNG.

SPICT assured customers of readily available containers from all shipping lines, as well as zero risk of missed sailings for shipments approved by the CIC and other concerned agencies.

SPICT chief executive officer Robert Maxwell said opening the coffee bulking facility is one of the company’s major accomplishments for this year.

Coffee production is one of PNG’s major industries and provides income to more than three million Papua New Guineans. Majority of the country’s coffee production is centered on arabica and robusta, and around 99.9% of PNG’s coffee is exported as green beans.

SPICT enjoys connectivity with the Morobe and the Highlands region, which accounts for more than 90% of the country’s coffee production.

SPICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. In September 2017 ICTSI, through SPICT, signed a 25-year terminal operations agreement with state-owned PNG Ports Corporation Ltd for the Port of Lae.

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