Subic confident of more containerline calls

Subic confident of more containerline calls

Manila: Shipping lines are looking at linking Subic Bay with big ports in the region, local authorities claim.

The chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Roberto Garcia, said Japan’s NYK was “seriously thinking of establishing a Subic-Singapore route”, while another carrier was looking at a new service that would link Subic with Shanghai.

Subic’s container throughput expected to surge by 84% to 70,000 teu from only 38,000 teu in 2013, according to the SBMA, largely as a result of the extreme congestion seen at terminals in the capital, Manila. [14/10/14]