BOC-Davao, Globalport discuss Sasa Port modernization plan

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao meets with representative of Globalport Terminals Incorporated to discuss the planned modernization of Sasa Port, which covers an upgrade of the general cargo berths and construction of a back-up area to accommodate increasing cargo volume. Lean Daval Jr.

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao and Globalport Terminals Incorporated recently explored the modernization plan of the Sasa Wharf.

The project, involving the biggest government-owned seaport in the Davao Region, covers an upgrade of the general cargo berths and construction of a back-up area to accommodate increasing cargo volume.

Globalport is poised to bag the contract for the management, operation, and maintenance of the Port of Sasa in Davao City which will add to its growing portfolio of terminals across the country.

Globalport’s plans include berthing management, container terminal management, passenger terminal management, stevedoring services, and reefer facilities and services.

In a statement, BOC-Davao also shared its vision to make the region a major player in international trade.

It also states that both parties agreed to collaborate in the implementation of the Sasa Port modernization project and combine efforts to increase opportunities for the Davao Region’s economic development.

The meeting was reportedly part of the Bureau’s efforts in line with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s eight-point socioeconomic strategy of boosting investments and improving infrastructure.

Based on Regional Development Council (RDC) 11 Resolution No. 118 Series of 2014, the Davao (Sasa) Port Modernization Project is anticipated to improve trade access to Mindanao and the Philippines by providing a dedicated containerized port; support the growing agro-industrial sector; assist in creating an enabling environment and model for private sector participation in port infrastructure through the development of a financially sound PPP scheme; and boost economic activities in the region and Mindanao.

The RDC has identified the Sasa Port project as one of the priority infrastructure projects in Mindanao. Sasa Port, along with the Davao International Airport, are two main gateways of the region that are due for major upgrades and are expected to significantly improve the Region’s physical connectivity and boost its economic development.

Sasa Port is the most important port and container terminal in Mindanao servicing the needs of the Davao region and neighboring provinces.

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