Container throughput at the Subic Bay New Container Terminal 1 (NCT 1) rose 18.4% for the first six months of 2014 to 19,831.25 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), up from 16,750 TEUs in the same period last year.
Usage of the underutilized NCT 1 is being encouraged by government. There are current moves to shift cargo from congested Manila ports, suffering from effects of the Manila truck ban, to Subic.
At present, three shipping lines—Wan Hai, APL, and Swire Shipping—regularly call at the port.
The Subic Super Shuttle, a new service that will ship containers to and from Manila and Subic twice a week, is expected start either on July 11 or 15 using a 138-TEU vessel.
Meanwhile, according to the May issue of PortFolio, the official publication of International Container Terminal Services, Inc, the mother company of Subic Bay International Terminal Corp, operator of NCT 1, Royal Cargo Combined Logistics, Inc. has expressed interest in using NCT 1 for accounts such as Universal Robina Corp., Del Monte Phils., Nutri Asia and Dunlop, among others.
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