MSL unit, VCT launch crossdock facility

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MSL unit, VCT launch crossdock facility
From left: One Stop Logistics Solutions general manager Miguel Gutierrez, Visayas Container Terminal executive director Timothee Jeannin, and Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics president and CEO Jesse Maxwell at the opening of OLSI’s integrated crossdock and consolidation facility in Iloilo. Photo from MSL.
  • Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics’ freight forwarding subsidiary, One Stop Logistics Solutions Inc., partnered with Visayas Container Terminal on a new crossdock and consolidation facility
  • The 6,912 square-meter OLSI facility is located within VCT’s Iloilo business hub and officially opened on May 27
  • The facility will make OLSI more accessible to clients shipping off goods from Manila and will boost OLSI’s reach in the Panay Islands

Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics (MSL), through its freight forwarding subsidiary One Stop Logistics Solutions Inc. (OLSI), has partnered with Visayas Container Terminal (VCT) on a new crossdock and consolidation facility within VCT’s Iloilo business hub.

The 6,912-square meter facility was officially inaugurated on May 27, attended by VCT executive director Timothee Jeannin, MSL president and CEO Jesse Maxwell, and OLSI general manager Miguel Gutierrez.

“This fortifies our capability to serve more volumes and improve further our metrics to our customers. We see exciting growth in Iloilo, which we want to capitalize on us a group,” Gutierrez said.

The facility will enhance OLSI’s accessibility for clients shipping goods from Manila and strengthen its reach within the Panay Islands, MSL said.

Maxwell said the “location is strategic, where we can serve domestic cargo seamlessly (and) then possibly explore last-mile deliveries for international goods as well.”

MSL said it intends to pursue further engagements with VCT.

Jeannin, in a statement, expressed confidence in the partnership: “We are very happy to see the rapid growth of Magsaysay in VCT. Their crossdocking activities and tactics bring significant added value to the shipping lines and consignees of our Terminal. Magsaysay has been able to put in place a close coordination and high-quality information flow among the manufacturers, distributors, and customers they are already working (within) such a short period of time.

“The positive impact on the shipping lines is also very significant as they can optimize the rotation of their equipment (containers) through direct unstuffing in the terminal.”

Currently, OLSI manages eight facilities located in Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila (Malabon and Valenzuela), and Tacloban, providing efficient inbound and outbound delivery networks and storage space to support their customers.