MCT joins Mindanao shipping confab

Representing Mindanao Container Terminal at the Mindanao Container Terminal Shipping Conference were (from left) Paul John Dagoc, commercial manager; Gemma Gloria, terminal manager, Sharmine Cuizon, commercial specialist, and Michael Christopher Santos, ICTSI Philippine Commercial manager.

Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) co-sponsored the Mindanao Shipping Conference 2023 held at the Seda Abreeza in Davao last March.

The conference brought together government and private stakeholders in the logistics sector including truckers, exporters, manufacturers, shipping lines, port operators and international trade agencies. It also served as a platform for stakeholders to receive updates on major infrastructure projects in the Visayas and Mindanao, trade and customs facilitation at ports, and the operation of logistics and customs agencies.
In her keynote speech, Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Maria Belen Acosta, promoted trade and shipping in the region and discussed plans to develop Mindanao into a multimodal transport and logistics hub. She also talked about digitalization, water supply and deforestation. 
Meanwhile, speakers from the Bureau of Customs Davao and Philippine Institute for Development Studies presented prospects for Mindanao trade in the context of Philippine economic development.
The conference was organized by PortCalls Asia.