PhilExport 10A through the assistance of USAID’s LINC EG Program undertook a study at the issues in the logistics chain through the Cagayan de Oro (CDO) base port and the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT), being Northern Mindanao’s most strategically located gateways. The final report was submitted May 21, 2010.

From the private sector’s point of view, the primary objective of this undertaking is to establish an updated document on the state of competitiveness of transporting selected key commodities from Northern Mindanao. Some of the objectives of the study are as follows:

  • Identify present and pressing transport-related issues detrimental toNorthern Mindanao’s competitiveness of selected export and import commodities;
  • Showcase the best practices on the different segments on the logistics chain, aimed at reducing costs and maximizing efficiency;
  • Provide recommendations leading to policy changes in ports, shipping, road use and infrastructure at all levels of government.

The port of Cagayan de Oro is considered the biggest port in Mindanao. On the other hand, the Mindanao Container Terminal at PHIVIDEC was originally conceptualized to maximize Northern Mindanao’s potential as the Philippines’ southern gateway, catalyzing Northern Mindanao’s roles as domestic food basket and agri-industrial exporter.

Below are screenshots of the study.

The whole text of the study including presentations are available online. Read the full study HERE.

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