Wan Hai’s MHT service resumes call at Mindanao Container Terminal

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Wan Hai’s MHT service resumes call at Mindanao Container Terminal
(From left) MCT commercial manager Paul John Dagoc, MCT commercial specialist Sharmine Cuizon, MCT general manager Aurelio Garcia, and MCT terminal manager Gemma Gloria, presents a token to Solart Shipping Acgencies Corp. general manager Beth Toledo to commemorate maiden call of Wan Hai 231. Solart Shipping Agencies is the shipping agent of Wan Hai Lines Philippines Inc.
  • Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Misamis Oriental recently welcomed the return of Wan Hai Lines’ Mindanao – Hong Kong – Taiwan (MHT) service
  • The MHT service resumed its call at MCT on August 3 carrying a total of 237 containers
  • The Taiwanese carrier’s weekly service will call MCT every Saturday, connecting Subic, Cebu and Mindanao to the trade hubs of Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • MCT parent firm ICTSI said the re-inclusion of MCT to the service rotation was driven by increasing market demand and economic activity in Mindanao, which has seen an 18 % increase in export volume

Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Misamis Oriental recently welcomed the return of Wan Hai Lines’ Mindanao – Hong Kong – Taiwan (MHT) service.

The MHT service resumed calls at MCT on August 3, marked by the arrival of the vessel Wan Hai 231, MCT parent firm International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said in a statement.

A total of 237 containers were handled during the call and majority of the commodities transported included coconut byproducts, falcata lumber, and wastepaper.

The Taiwanese carrier’s weekly service will call MCT every Saturday, connecting Subic, Cebu and Mindanao to the trade hubs of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

“The return of the MHT service is a significant development in our efforts to strengthen regional trade connectivity and support the growing Mindanao economy,” MCT chief executive officer Aurelio Garcia said.

“We are thrilled to re-establish this crucial link that makes international trade more efficient and accessible to businesses in Mindanao,” Garcia added.

ICTSI said the re-inclusion of MCT to the service rotation was driven by increasing market demand and economic activity in Mindanao, which has seen an 18 % increase in export volume.

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MCT said it looks ahead to a fruitful collaboration with Wan Hai and the mutual benefits that the reinstated service will bring to the region’s economy.