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Subic maritime conference highlights growth potentials of Central, Northern Luzon gateway
Mar 24, 2015

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), in cooperation with the Subic Bay International Terminal Corp (SBITC), is holding the 2nd Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit on April 24, 2015 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Themed "Subic Bay: Your Gateway to Central and Northern Luzon", the conference will provide comprehensive updates on the Freeport's exciting prospects as a booming logistics hub and investments destination in Asia.

Among topics to be taken up are the latest processing improvements at the hub, the launch of the Subic One-Stop Shop which will consolidate into one location all offices related to shipping through Subic port, and updates on new terminal equipment installed.

There will also be status reports on proposed development projects such as the construction of the New Container Terminals (NCT) 3 and 4, the Tipo Road expansion, and the planned Subic-Clark Corridor and Clark Green City.

Speakers and panelists, including SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, SBITC general manager Roberto Locsin, SBITC vice chairman Francisco Delgado IV, USAID Compete Chief of Party Dr Enrico Basilio, and Bases Conversion Development Authority president and CEO Atty Arnel Casanova, will likewise discuss potentials and opportunities at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

The 1st Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit in 2012 attracted more than 500 shippers and cargo service providers.

This year's conference comes at a time when Subic port has emerged as a vibrant complementary hub to Manila and international seaport for shippers in Central and Northern Luzon and is setting new records in container traffic.

In January this year, the facility posted a record volume of 14,892 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 433.6% increase year-over-year and overshooting the 14,175 TEUs handled in November 2014, its previous highest volume in a single month. For full-year 2014, Subic handled 76,652 TEUs, 104.6% higher compared to the throughput posted the year before.

For 2015, the port expects to see cargo volume increase by 55.8% to 120,000 TEUs, or 20% of the 600,000-TEU combined annual capacity of NCT 1 and 2, according to SBMA chairman Garcia.

The Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit will be participated in by Freeport zone locators, logistics and supply chain executives, import and export managers, manufacturers, shipping line executives, key national and local government officials, and other stakeholders.

Boeing Material Handling Corp., Isuzu Phils, The Lighthouse Marina Resort and TNL Express have signed up as bronze sponsors. Event partners include Subic-Clark Alliance for Development, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. Region III, and the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association.

For more information on the Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit, please call event manager PortCalls at (02) 552-7072, 551-1775, 551-1972, 551-387, or (0917) 555-5273. You may also email info@portcalls.com.


The 1st Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit in 2012 was attended by more than 500 local and international participants. The 2nd conference, set for April 24 at the   Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, is expected to welcome a similar number of delegates in a discussion of Subic port's potentials as a Central and Northern   Luzon hub.

The 1st Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit in 2012 was attended by more than 500 local and international participants. The 2nd conference, set for April 24 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, is expected to welcome a similar number of delegates in a discussion of Subic port's potentials as a Central and Northern Luzon hub.


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