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October 2013

The Official Publication of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. • International Edition

ICTSI Oregon wins Safety Award


I N T E R N AT I O N A L E D I T I O N

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ICTSI Global Operations

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International PortFolio is published by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. for its employees, clients, and friends. NARLENE A. SORIANO JUPITER L. KALAMBAKAL JOHN PAULO C. COSTINIANO ZINNO B. GUDEZ MARIE ANNALIE T. MARFIL MAVERICK A. JAVIER PAOLO MIGUEL S. RACELIS JUSTINO RAMON L. TAYAG III Photographers RONNEL P. JAVIER DEXTER F. LANDICHO EDWARD R. MILAG

Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Associate Editor Researchers

Correspondents Philippines Manila ALBERT JOSEPH R. CANCERAN MA. BERNADETTE C. DE GUZMAN MA. CONCEPCION M. DIZON ROSE A. LOBRIN RICARDO D. PAREDES JESTONIE V. VINSON Davao City CHIARA MAY C. ATIS Gen. Santos City REJAMNA S. PANDANGAN Misamis Oriental KIRK KHURNYLLA R. GONO

International Argentina Brazil China Croatia Ecuador Georgia Indonesia Japan Mexico Pakistan Poland USA

MIGUEL CHALAR FABIANA SOUZA APOLLO ZHOU IVA ROMAN KATTY OSSA BIANCHI BENJAMIN D. ROSARIO RINI HERAWATY TAKETOSHI TOYAMA PAMELA DE LA VEGA MOHAMMAD ATIQ MICHAL KUZAJCZYK DAVID TRZYZEWSKI

If you wish to receive a copy of the International PortFolio, please write, call or e-mail us at: Public Relations Office, ICTSI Administration Bldg. Manila International Container Terminal, MICT South Access Road Port of Manila, 1012 Manila, Philippines Telephone: +632 / 245 4101 • E-mail: jcostiniano@ictsi.com • URL: www.ictsi.com

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Contents

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ICTSI Oregon wins Safety Award

ICTSI Africa explores investment opportunities in Cameroon

On Board

Ship Ahoy

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ICTSI Argentina selects IDENTEC SOLUTIONS for reefer monitoring automation

RJConsing at ANC’s Company Call

Do Good

Level Up

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ICTSI Newsbreak

ICTSI Oregon wins Safety Award International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI Oregon) recently placed first in the Oregon Area Safety Award for Group C-Container from the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents all of the ocean carriers, stevedores and terminal operators on the United States West Coast. Photo shows Scott Heidegger (right), ICTSI Oregon Safety Manager, accepting the award from Rachel Withers, Pacific Maritime Association Representative. (Dave Trzyzewski)

ICTSI Argentina selects IDENTEC SOLUTIONS for reefer monitoring automation TecPlata S.A. (TecPlata), Argentinian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has chosen the Reefer Asset Management System (RAMS) from IDENTEC SOLUTIONS to wirelessly automate refrigerated container monitoring and control at its terminal in Port La Plata, Buenos Aires. “As part of our comprehensive process automation strategy, implementing RAMS will allow us to efficiently and safely serve our reefer cargo customers,” Javier Ramirez, TecPlata Operations Manager, said. Deployment of the system is scheduled by the end of 2013 to coincide with the opening of the first phase of the terminal. TecPlata will use the RFID-based, plug and play RAMS’ remote real-time reefer monitoring and control capabilities, allowing the Company to safeguard the condition of chilled and frozen container cargoes transiting the terminal. Monitoring refrigerated containers automatically from a central location, rather than having staff to manually check equipment in the yard stacks, will also contribute to terminal safety. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS will initially supply 500 RFID tags, out of 1,020 reefer points deployed at TecPlata, plus associated RFID readers, to plug into the serial ports of reefer containers stored at the terminal, predominantly in rack locations. The tags will provide real-time temperature reports and alerts, interfacing via the readers with the terminal’s Navis ECN4 terminal operating system to allow for continuous monitoring and rapid response to any incidents. Aside from monitoring the condition of reefer 4

TecPlata S.A. will open the first phase of its terminal in Argentina at the end of this year with extensive reefer container storage capacity supported by IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ real-time temperature monitoring and control solution. containers, RAMS also allows users to remotely adjust temperature settings and conduct pre-trip inspections either individually or in batch mode. Designed to serve the new generation of large container vessels calling at the River Plate, TecPlata is being developed by ICTSI under a 30-year concession secured in October 2008. The first phase of the terminal is due to open at the end of this year, featuring a high degree of process automation technology to drive operational efficiency, reliability and safety. Argentina is the second largest exporter of perishable produce from the East Coast of South America, and refrigerated container traffic is therefore expected to make up a significant percentage of TecPlata’s throughput.

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ICTSI Newsbreak

ICTSI Africa explores investment opportunities in Cameroon Gagan Seksaria and Claude Makoso of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Africa recently led a mission to Cameroon in West Africa. The team met with His Excellency, Philémon Yang, Cameroonian Prime Minister, and shared with him ICTSI’s vision and capability in Africa and its significant focus on West Africa including Cameroon. The team also met with other ministers and port authorities, and visited the Port of Douala and the new deep water port being developed in Kribi in Southern Cameroon, both potential investment facilities in the future. Photo shows (from left) Messrs. Makoso and Seksaria, Prime Minister Yang and local stakeholders. (Gagan Seksaria)

RJConsing at ANC’s Company Call Rafael J. Consing (right), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Vice President and Treasurer, was the resource person in ABS-CBN News Channel’s Company Call morning news program last 9 October. Mr. Consing, who was interviewed by news anchor Warren De Guzman, discussed, among others, ICTSI’s financial positioning and acquisition plans in the global port market. The interview was telecast live from the Philippine Stock Exchange’s Ayala Investors Gallery. (Jupiter Kalambakal)

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TBosch joins ICTSI By Atty. Lirene Mora-Suarez

Ton van den Bosch, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance

Ton van den Bosch is a recent addition to International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) roster of key officers. Mr. van den Bosch Ton has assumed the role of Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Compliance. He was also appointed General Counsel for ICTSI Ltd. (Bermuda). As such, Mr. van den Bosch will be responsible for all matters pertaining to corporate affairs and regulatory compliance of ICTSI and its business. He will likewise direct the legal affairs of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries and offshore port projects. Before joining ICTSI, Mr. van den Bosch was General Counsel and Head of Legal at Bluewater (a privately owned company active in the oil and gas industry) based in the Netherlands. Before that, he worked for almost nine years as an attorney with the law firm Allen & Overy LLP in New York, Amsterdam, Jakarta and Singapore, advising financial institutions and international corporations on crossborder corporate finance, banking and commercial matters. Mr. van den Bosch graduated from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and was admitted as an attorney in both the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom. In ICTSI, he will head the legal team composed of Atty. Benjamin Gorospe III, Corporate Legal Affairs Department Manager; Atty. Racquel Ros, Tax Services Manager; Atty. Lirene Mora-Suarez, Senior Legal Services Officer; Atty. AlICTSI’s Legal Team (seated, from left): Atty. Lirene Shwaid Ismael, Legal Services Officer; Sharon Cabral, Legal Mora-Suarez, Sharon Cabral and Atty. Racquel Ros; Associate; and Lito Velasco, Paralegal. The legal team is available to assist with any legal matter (standing, from left): Atty. Al-Shwaid Ismael, Mr. van den Bosch, Atty. Benjamin Gorospe III and Lito Velasco pertaining to ICTSI and its subsidiaries.

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Do Good

ICTSI-FI shores up sports development assistance to Mindanao school ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI), in partnership with Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI), recently continued its Sports Development Assistance program for Tagoloan National High School (TNHS) in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. As a follow-up to last year’s provision of gears and equipment to TNHS taekwondo team, ICTSI-FI and MICTSI renovated the school’s taekwondo room. Forty sets of taekwondo uniforms were also provided to the taekwondo team. The spruced up room and new uniforms were officially turned over to TNHS in a simple ceremony held last 19 September. According to Alexie Ungab, TNHS Taekwondo Coordinator, the assistance has been a major factor in the improved performance of the school’s taekwondo team in various competitions. Just this year, the team won silver and gold medals in competitions such as the CPJ Taekwondo Championship and the Regional New Race Taekwondo Championship, both held in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo shows (from left) Filip Laurena, ICTSI-FI Deputy Executive Director; Johnny Rodondo, Tagoloan Department of Education Sports Coordinator; Severa Go, TNHS Principal; Mario Charlie Emano, Baranggay (Village) Poblacion Chairman; and Joma Fernandez, MICTSI Terminal Manager, cutting the ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate the newly renovated TNHS taekwondo room. (Marie De Guzman)

The TNHS taekwondo team sporting their new uniforms

The newly renovated TNHS taekwondo room

ICTSI-FI supports Mindanao school’s reading proficiency goal To promote the goal of reading proficiency among students in Casinglot Elementary School (CES) in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines, ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI), in partnership with Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI), implemented its My Reading Nook project. The project, which was turned over last 23 September, provided each of the 23 rooms of all grade levels with bookshelves filled with over 1,800 story and reference books for the school’s 1,220 students. According to Genes Lesaca, CES Principal, this will boost the school’s participation in the Philippine Department of Education’s (DepEd) reading programs such as read-a-thon, wherein schools within a district compete among each other to discover outstanding readers. Photo shows (from left) Beatriz Bentuzal, DepEd Tagoloan Schools District Supervisor; Susan Ociones and Richard Pelin, Baranggay (Village) Casinglot Councilors; Verlyn Baclay, Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development Tagoloan Representative; Filip Laurena, ICTSI-FI Deputy Executive Director; Kirk Gono, MICTSI CSR Coordinator; Jes Vinson, ICTSI-FI Project Officer; and Principal Lesaca. (Jes Vinson) CES students perform a native dance during the project’s turnover ceremony.

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ICTSI-FI joins Asian CSR Forum Officers and staff of the ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) were among the 307 delegates from 21 countries who attended the 12th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia last 23 to 24 September. This year’s theme focused on CSR and the challenge of inclusive growth: The role of social innovation in creating lasting impact. The culmination of the forum was the Asian CSR Awards, which recognized and honored Asian companies that embodied the principles of corporate responsibility in their business philosophy and operations in the following areas: environment and value chain management, governance and society, labor and employee engagement, and product responsibility and consumer rights. The Asian Institute of Management-Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility organized this year’s forum. Photo shows (from left) J3 Tayag, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Project Officer; Narlene Soriano, ICTSI-FI Executive Director; Filip Laurena, ICTSI-FI Deputy Executive Director; and Marie de Guzman and Jes Vinson, ICTSI-FI Project Officers. (Marie de Guzman)

After the forum, the attendees went to Jakarta to conduct scoping in underprivileged communities near Tanjung Priok and to determine how ICTSI-FI can help the residents’ plight. Photo shows Rini Herawaty, Ms. Soriano, Ian Paradies, Jupiter Kalambakal, Ms. Laurena, Ms. de Guzman, and Messrs. Vinson and Tayag.

ICTSI-FI supports LIPAD project ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) has supported the LIPAD project of the Manila Jeepney Football Club (MJFC), the home club of the City of Manila. This project aims to enhance the lives of street children of Manila through football. With major support from the City of Manila and ICTSI-FI, MJFC will hold weekly football clinics at the Quirino Field, Bay Area for Manila’s street kids. The initial project’s take-off will involve 500 children. Qualified coaches from the MJFC First Squad will handle the football sessions. There will be 30 football training sessions per season covering the 26 October 2013 to 24 May 2014 period. The culminating event, which is the graduation of the participants, will be held on 31 May 2014. ICTSI-FI shall also coordinate with the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentNational Capital Region for the provision of self-improvement interventions for the project participants. The LIPAD project partners are one in their objective to help the government in their efforts to extricate these children from the streets where they are subjected to drug abuse, exploitation and crime. Photo shows (from left) Joseph “Erap” Estrada, Manila Mayor; Carlos Celdran, Manila Tourism Consultant; Kale Alvarez, MJFC Manager; Javy Mantecon, MJFC Director; and Isko Moreno, Manila Vice Mayor.

ICTSI Oregon Manager volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters Ryan Rush (seventh from left), ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI Oregon) Information Technology Manager, recently volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, which is a charity organization that helps troubled youths to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between volunteers and children ages six through 18 by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Mr. Rush was paired up with Trystian Boemia-Hileman (sixth from left), a young man experiencing adversity. He was able to provide Trystian with a strong, professionally supported one-on-one relationship that will change his life for the better. Photo shows Brian Yockey (far left), ICTSI Oregon Terminal Manager, conducting the port tour for the mentors and mentees from Big Brothers Big Sisters. (Dave Trzyzewski) T h e O f f i c i a l P u b l i c a t i o n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l C o n t a i n e r Te r m i n a l S e r v i c e s , I n c .

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Ship Ahoy

YRDICT maiden call

Vessel Line Date Number of calls in YRDICT (Jane Wong)

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Hui Zhong. YPCFC. 18 September. Thrice a week.

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ICTSI Oregon holds rescue drill

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. recently held a high angle rescue drill in conjunction with the local fire department and their search and rescue team to simulate the rescue of an “injured” quay crane operator from a crane cabin at Terminal 6. The simulation involved an operator who was unable to leave the cab on his own because of an injury that required medical attention. Portland Fire responded and performed a high angle rescue, lowering the “victim” to the ground by rope. This drill is scheduled to be held on an annual basis at the terminal, although the scenario will vary from year to year. (Dave Trzyzewski)

ICTSI Port Safety and Health Standards seminar

Training : Port Safety and Health Standards seminar. Speakers : Serg’s Hingzon, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Safety Officer; Paulo Penalba, ICTSI Safety Officer; and Willy Baliwag, ICTSI Operations Superintendent. Date : 25 September. Venue : ICTSI Safety Training Room. (Mavic Lopez)

ICTSI Ugnayan sa Pantalan Forum

: Ugnayan sa Pantalan (Coordination at the Port). Participants : Birthday celebrators. Date : 13 August. Venue : International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Training Room. (Conn Dizon)

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