Mindanao Container Terminal cited in PIDS study as crucial in inter-regional trade




A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) entitled:  ”Inter-regional Trade of High Value Fruits and Vegetables: Issues on Transport and Shipping”  showed the need for More investments in road and port infrastructure are crucial to lowering the transport and trade costs in the country.

It also cited the privately-operated Mindanao Container International Terminal as an example of PPP that can help bring down the cost of investments and the cost of transport and shipping of goods. SOURCE

The study focuses on the transport of vegetable and fruit produce from Mindanao, a major food producing area, to particular regions in Luzon and Visayas, to meet increasing market demand.  The Mindanao Container International Terminal plays a major role in the efficient transport of these goods because not only is it strategically located, it is also the most modern port in the area.

The Mindanao Container International Terminal is now expanding to meet this current demand, as what I have posted awhile back(http://www.cdodev.com/2012/07/16/mindanao-container-terminal-now-expanding/), it will now include a bulk and grains terminal that can now handle huge traffic of grains and other agricultural produce from the food producing areas of bukidnon and misamis oriental.

photos and text by nooboon

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  1. proud_kagayanon says:

    eventually MICT will become the main hub for export and import business transactions not only in the northmin region but in the whole mindanao. Due to its strategic location as the gateway in Mindanao and Mindanao International Container Terminal known as the most modern port in the island with a 38.10-meter high control tower equipped with a port radar system, telecommunication system and closed circuit television. It will oversee yard and quay operations; and the largest considering its area of approximately 30 hectares.

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