Brisk intra-Asian trade increases new vessel calls at the MICT. Newly chartered vessels continue to call at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operation. One of these is NYK Logistics and Megacarrier’s MV ACX Marguerite, which recently made its first call at the MICT. The 1,350-TEU capacity vessel arrived from Keelung, Taiwan, offloading 218 TEUs and loading 216 TEUs. After the MICT, the vessel sailed to Laem Chabang, Thailand. Marguerite is one of four new vessels chartered for the Southern Cross Service, which links major Southeast Asian ports, including the MICT, with the ports of Taiwan and Japan. The increasing deployment of new vessels at the MICT is a response of global liners to increasing regional trade. Rafael Nieto, m operations manager (3rd from left), presented a commemorative certificate to Capt. Edilberto C. Nono, ACX Marguerite vessel master (4th from l).
Also present were (l-r): Jam Loredo, NYK FilJapan sales and marketing manager; Daniel Ventanilla, NYK FilJapan general manager; Fidem Sigaya, NYK FilJapan terminal manager; Rhoey Permalino, NYK FilJapan operations manager; and William Gutierrez, ICTSI customer relations manager.