Cargo handling firm buys new equipment-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, December 8, 2013
THE Zamboanga City Integrated Port Services, Inc. (ZCIPSI) has acquired new and modern equipment worth P30 million to better serve the clients of the port Zamboanga.
ZCIPSI, which has a labor force of 1,000 personnel, is in charge of in-bound and out-bound cargo handling at the local port.
ZCIPSI General Manager Romeo Casela said the newly-acquired modern equipment, which came from Finland and Japan, arrived Thursday in the city.
Casela said the equipment include the following: a 45-tonner capacity reach stacker; two five-tonner capacity forklifts; six units chassis; three units tractor head; and, a 40-footer container spreader.
Casela said the purchased of the new equipment is part of the firm’s P80 million procurement program for 2013.
He said the new equipment would enable them to boost cargo handling and other services they provide to their clients as “we are mandated under our contract.”
He said the port of Zamboanga as a promising harbor, which at present receives 300 container vans day on top of the general cargo volume they are handling.