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Manila, Batangas, Subic port operations resume

ATI Batangas Domestic Passenger and Ro-ro Terminal. Photo courtesy of Asian Terminals Inc

Operations at ports in Manila, Batangas and Subic restarted yesterday (Nov 12) evening after typhoon Ulysses weakened.

Manila International Container Terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) said the terminal resumed operations beginning 1900H of November 12.

ICTSI subsidiary Subic Bay International Terminal Corp, which operates the Subic port, said the order for no vessel movement was lifted today (November 13) at 0418H. Vessel, yard and gate operations also resumed 24-hour operations.

Meanwhile, some operations at Manila South Harbor, Batangas International Container Terminal and ATI Batangas Inc. (General Cargo Terminals) likewise began again on Nov 12.

At the Manila South Harbor, empty drop offs resumed today (Nov 13), according to port operator Asian Terminals Inc (ATI).

Another ATI-operated terminal, Batangas Container Terminal, continued gate and laden container yard receival and import delivery as of Nov 12. But suspended as of the same day are the gate and empty container yard receival and delivery as well as vessel berthing.

Also as of Nov 12, gate and general cargo yard delivery and receival resumed while vessel berthing remained suspended at the Batangas International and Domestic General Cargo Terminal, facilities also operated by ATI.

At the ATI Batangas Domestic Passenger & Roro Terminal, vessel berthing remains suspended and gates are closed as of Nov 12.

As of 4 a.m. of Friday (November 13), the center of Ulysses was spotted 415 kilometers west of Iba, Zambales and moving west at 20 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 110 kph and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility Friday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said.

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