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Center of European Transport Project to support BCT expansion


International Portfolio is published by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. for its employees, clients, and friends. Narlene A. Soriano Editor-in-Chief Jupiter L. Kalambakal Managing Editor John Paulo C. Costiniano Associate Editor

Correspondents Philippines Edward R. Milag Albert Joseph R. Canceran Ma. Concepcion M. Dizon Byron George M. Gonda Joy E. Lapuz Rose A. Lobrin Ricardo D. Paredes Jestonie V. Vinson Manila

Zinno B. Gudez Catherine R. Hizo Marie Annalie T. Marfil Maverick A. Javier Paolo Miguel S. Racelis Justino Ramon L. Tayag III Researchers

Chiara May C. Atis Davao City

Ronnel P. Javier Claro F. Landicho Edward R. Milag Photographers

International Fabiana Souza Brazil

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Apollo Zhou China Iva Roman Croatia Katty Ossa Bianchi Ecuador Benjamin D. Rosario Georgia Rini Herawaty Indonesia Taketoshi Toyama Japan

If you wish to receive a copy of the International Portfolio, please write, call or email 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 Facsimile: 632 / 247 8002 E-mail: jcostiniano@ictsi.com URL: www.ictsi.com

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Do Good

Center of European Transport Project to support BCT expansion

SPIA turns over 112 houses to Colombian communities

CGSA adopts OCR technology

Do Good

ICTSI-FI visits SPIA and Puerto Aguadulce Foundation

ICTSI-FI cited in Motolite’s battery recycling project

ICTSI named Best Investor Relations Company

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AGCT services largest caller

Ships Ahoy

ICTSI Oregon welcomes Hamburg Sud vessel

AGCT Engineering goes back to school

Level Up

Employee Discipline workshop

On Board

AGCT appoints new CFO

CTAP drivers seminar Port Safety and Health Standards seminar

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Level Up

ICTSI hosts farewell dinner for APA

ERT takes advanced firefighting seminar MICTSI holds bomb threat drill

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Center of European Transport Project to support BCT expansion

Baltic Container Terminal in Poland

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland recently signed a PLN53.8 million (approximately US$17.3 million) agreement with the Center of European Union Transport Project to subsidize a portion of the PLN153 million (approximately US$49.2 million) expansion project of the terminal, which is expected to be completed in 2015. T h e

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BCT was granted the subsidy as part of the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program Measure 7.4. “Development of Intermodal Transport.” BCT will be investing in new equipment, yard area improvements and IT systems. The equipment to be purchased include, among others, new quay cranes, rubber tired gantries and rail mounted gantries. Terminal yards and roads shall be modernized, and the number of reefer container racks will

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also be increased. A differential global positioning system will be installed on the equipment, and automated gates will be implemented. The investment will increase BCT’s annual capacity by 60 percent, from 750,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 1.2 million TEUs. Established in 1979, the BCT in the Gdynia Port is one of the biggest terminals in the Baltic region, and is the leading container terminal in Poland. S e r v i c e s ,

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CGSA adopts OCR technology Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) recently rolled out optical character recognition technology (OCR) to step up the automation of its quay crane (QC) fleet in the Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals (GCMT) in Ecuador.

ICTSI tapped San Diego, Californiabased APS Technology Group, Inc. in the implementation of the OCR technology. ICTSI’s flagship Manila International Container Terminal was the first in the Group to adapt the technology. Aside from MICT and CGSA, Tecon Suape, S.A., an ICTSI subsidiary in Brazil, is also set to implement the technology at the Suape Container Terminal in Pernambuco province. QCs equipped with OCR devices automatically identify containers improving data accuracy, throughput and security while decreasing overall operating costs. CGSA uses APS Matchmaker System to automatically associate containers to terminal- owned trucks during handoff, allowing for work assignment and

Contecon Guayaquil SA’s optical character recognition-equipped quay cranes

confirmation without manual intervention. “Using the APS solution with our new weight capture system has improved our productivity and processing time significantly. Several time-consuming manual steps have been removed from the process, so throughput movement is faster and we also have a much safer environment,” Jaime Guazhco, CGSA Project Manager, said. In addition to the OCR, CGSA has

implemented a spreader based system for container weight capture, automatically collecting information in real time, and improving container processing times. All data from the combined solution is fully integrated to the Navis SPARCS TOS. With the addition of the OCR and weight capture system, CGSA has created easy steps for customers while improving processing time and productivity.

ICTSI named Best Investor Relations Company International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), fresh from winning several international accolades for its landmark USD200 million perpetual corporate hybrid bond, was recently hailed as Best Investor Relations Company in the Philippines by CorporateGovernanceAsia. According to its website, “CorporateGovernanceAsia is the region’s most authoritative journal on corporate governance.” Photo shows Arthur Tabuena (left), ICTSI Finance Manager, receiving the award on behalf of the Company from Aldrin Monsod, CorporateGovernanceAsia Publisher and Managing Director.

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AGCT services largest caller Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) serviced last 13 April the 318-meter long Karlskrona, the largest vessel to call at AGCT. Karlskrona can carry a total of 7,908 twenty-foot equivalent units. Maersk built the vessel in 1996. (Iva Roman)

Karlskrona departs from AGCT at sunset. At a press conference, Dr. Antonio Passaro (standing, third from left), AGCT Chief Executive Officer, underscored the terminal’s capability to service large vessels. Furthermore, Dr. Passaro presented plans for the future and an overview of achievements and changes implemented in AGCT in 2011. He also mentioned the successful implementation of Navis SPARCS N4, the finalization of contract negotiations with shipping lines, the start of a new Evergreen service in May, and the Company’s first anniversary. Also in photo are Ognjen Ruzic (standing, second from left), AGCT Operations Manager; and local media members.

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CGSA powers up RTGs Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) recently converted two of its rubber tired gantries (RTG) into electricity-powered equipment to become the first of their kind in South America. CGSA’s Engineering Team undertook the civil works, electrical system assembly and commissioning. (Katty Ossa Bianchi) CGSA’s Engineering Team

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AGCT appoints new CFO By Iva Roman

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) recently appointed Julijana Stefanic as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Julijana Stefanic, AGCT Chief Financial Officer

Before joining AGCT last 1 April, Mrs. Stefanic worked as the Regional Finance Manager of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for the Balkan region i.e. Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia since 2009. She first became MSC’s Finance Manager in 2007. She also had stints in different Croatian companies in Rijeka. Mrs. Stefanic holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Rijeka. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, sailing and nature tripping.

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Spotlight ICTSI Africa

ICTSI joins African ports confab

ICTSI hosts farewell dinner for APA International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) sponsored a farewell dinner for the technical committee of the 11th ASEAN Ports Association (APA) held in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel Manila last 28 March. The committee visited the Philippines to prepare for the APA Sports Meet, which will be held in 2013. The APA Sports Meet is held every three years, and hosting is rotated among the APA members. This will be the second time that the Philippines will host the sports meet, the last being in 1995. Photo shows Edgardo Abesamis (far left), ICTSI Executive Vice President, with the APA technical committee members. (Zinno Gudez) T h e

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), represented by Gagan Seksaria, Africa Regional Office Chief Financial Officer, took part in the 3rd Africa Ports, Logistics and Supply Chain Conference held in Accra, Ghana last 19 to 20 March. Top industry professionals, port authorities and other stakeholders from across the African continent attended the ICTSIsponsored conference, which was opened by the Deputy Transport Minister of Ghana. In his speech, Mr. Seksaria expressed optimism at the rapid economic growth across Africa, and highlighted the role of West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria. He suggested that port capacity development will have to be accelerated to accommodate this growth, and accentuated the role of public-private partnerships balancing the interests of port users, port operators and port authorities. Mr. Seksaria cited ICTSI’s Madagascar terminal as an example of a successful publicprivate partnership, and used the opportunity to introduce the proposed 2.5 million-TEU Lekki Container Terminal in Nigeria. ICTSI was recently selected as the preferred operator of the terminal. Mr. Seksaria explained that not only will Lekki provide a state-of-the-art alternative to the existing, congested facilities in Nigeria, it will also prove to be a suitable regional hub. Mr. Seksaria concluded his speech by sharing ICTSI’s aggressive growth focus globally and its interest in African investments. Photo shows Mr. Seksaria speaking before the conference delegates.

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SPIA turns over 112 houses to Colombian communities By Joy Lapuz

Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), an International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary in Colombia, formally turned over 112 houses to families belonging to two ethnic communities in Buenaventura, Colombia. The houses of 112 families, who belonged to La Brea and Baja Calima communities, were affected by the construction of a 21-kilometer access road to and from the SPIA terminal. Eleven more houses will be constructed soon, while 47

Dr. Abisambra (left) visits Jose Lino Obando (center), the community’s oldest resident at 100 years old. Also in photo is Cristobal Hurtado Gonzalez of Puerto Aguadulce Foundation.

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families opted for monetary compensation. The beneficiaries moved into their brand-new 64-square meter, three-bedroom concrete houses in the last quarter of 2011. During formal turnover ceremonies held at an elementary school in La Brea, Buenaventura last 29 March, Dr. Miguel Abisambra, SPIA General Manager, said he appreciates the efforts and active participation of the communities in the housing project. He added that this is one example of how teamwork brings about results. Dr. Maria Constanza Garcia Botero, Colombian Ministry of Transport Vice Minister of Infrastructure, commended the efforts of SPIA in helping the communities. Vice Minister Botero said these kinds of initiatives are important contributions to the development of the area. For his part, Honorable Bartolo Valencia Ramos, Buenaventura Mayor, said he hopes that more private companies in the area would follow the example of SPIA whose projects made a significant impact on the people of Buenaventura. Hernan Rodallega, La Brea Community Council Representative, expressed his appreciation of the positive change the housing project had on the quality of lives of the people in the community. He added that he is looking forward to the completion of the terminal, which he hopes would give more jobs to his people. Before the turnover, Dr. Abisambra presented ICTSI’s global operations and the SPIA port project to guests from the government and the press at the Tequendama Inn in Estacion, Buenaventura. The guests then visited the actual houses in the project site.

(From left): Dr. Miguel Abisambra, Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA) General Manager; Honorable Bartolo Valencia Ramos, Buenaventura Mayor; and Dr. Maria Constanza Garcia Botero, Colombian Ministry of Transport Vice Minister of Infrastructure, visit one of the houses built by SPIA for the affected residents of La Brea and Baja Calima communities.

Dr. Abisambra briefs national and local government officials and the media on International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s global operations.

A better home, a better life for La Brea and Baja Calima community members. Left photo shows an old house of one of the families in the community. Meanwhile, right photo shows two of the SPIA-built houses for the relocated residents.

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Do Good

ICTSI-FI visits SPIA and Puerto Aguadulce Foundation

ICTSI-FI, SPIA and Puerto Aguadulce Foundation officers (from left): Andres Paredes Gongora, A contingent from ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI), led by Elkin Javier Bermudez, Ms. Laurena, Alberto Sanchez, Dr. Abisambra, Flor Maria Yanes, Ms. Filipina Laurena, Deputy Executive Director, recently visited Arcena, Cristobal Hurtado Gonzalez, Jhon Edward Renteria and Ms. Lapuz Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA) and Puerto Aguadulce Foundation. Upon the invitation of Dr. Miguel Abisambra, SPIA General Manager, they witnessed the housing turnover ceremonies of relocated Colombian communities near SPIA’s upcoming terminal. ICTSI-FI also validated the corporate social responsibility initiatives of Puerto Aguadulce Foundation, which was established in January 2012. Also in photo are (from left): Loida Arcena, ICTSI-FI Admin Head; Maria Villate, SPIA Executive Assistant to the General Manager; and Joy Lapuz, ICTSI-FI Project Officer. (Joy Lapuz)

ICTSI-FI cited in Motolite’s battery recycling project ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (ICTSI-FI) received recognition for its used battery donations from Motolite last 11 April. Motolite’s Balik Baterya (Return of batteries) Project aimed to derive funds from used lead acid batteries (ULAB) of different companies. These funds were then used to implement environment, education and community / social development projects. The proceeds were used in Lusog Dunong (Health Knowledge), a supplementary feeding program for daycare, kindergarten and grade 1 students of Parola and Isla Puting Bato in Manila. Ian Carlo Meimban (third from left), ICTSI-FI Project Officer, received the certificate of recognition on behalf of the Foundation at the Summit Ridge in Tagaytay City. Also in photo are (from left): Noly Cayabyab, Motolite HR / CSR Director-Manufacturing; Viel Aquino-Dee, President Corazon Aquino School Desk Project Representative; and Rafael Lopa, Philippine Business for Social Progress Executive Director. (Jes Vinson)

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Ship Ahoy ICTSI Oregon

ICTSI Oregon welcomes Hamburg Sud vessel ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI Oregon) and the Port of Portland recently commemorated the maiden voyage of Hamburg Sud vessel Cap Cleveland to T6 Terminal. The Company warmly welcomed and presented the vessel and its crew with a plaque. Earlier this year, Hamburg Sud joined with Hapag Lloyd to offer a weekly service between Portland, Oregon and the United States West Coast and the Mediterranean, with connecting feeder service to South America, Africa and the Middle East. Hapag Lloyd has been calling Portland fortnightly with this service. However, with the addition of Hamburg Sud, both lines are now able to offer a weekly call at Portland’s T6 Terminal. With additional ships calling Portland, the shipping lines not only improved the regularity of calls, but also provided a more dependable and competitive option for shippers utilizing the port. Photo shows (from left): Brian Yockey, ICTSI Oregon Marine Manager; Mugurel Calin, Hamburg Sud Vessel Operations Officer; Sebastian Degens, Port of Portland General Manager; Oli Reichl, Hamburg Sud Commercial Director; Capt. G. Erofeev, Vessel Master; Thomas Allwardt, Hamburg Sud Account Executive; John Akre, Port of Portland Terminal 6 Manager; and Jim Mullen, ICTSI Oregon Terminal Manager. (David Trzyzewski)

Level Up AGCT

AGCT Engineering goes back to school Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) Engineering staff recently trained on quay cranes and reach stackers. They first took the Crane Technicians course, a professional training for PL7 and Premium PLC software by Schneider Electric Ltd., the same company that developed and installed the PLC system on the two Samsung cranes of AGCT a few years ago. The training, which consisted of both theoretical and practical exercises, lasted for three days. Photo shows Nebojša Mance, AGCT M&R Superintendent; Goran Lopac, Schneider Electric d.o.o. Staff; Domagoj Peloza, AGCT Crane Technician; Ratko Tatalovic, AGCT Crane Technician; Igor Cepanec, AGCT Crane Technician; Iver Kovacevic, Trainer; Vedran Komlenic, AGCT Crane Technician; and Berislav Korpar, Schneider Electric d.o.o. Staff. (Iva Roman) T h e

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A few days after the quay crane training, the trainees attended a Kalmar DRF450 reach stacker training, which covered general safety information and instructions, Kalmar documentation, preventative maintenance, reading hydraulic and electrical diagrams, common electrical systems, hydraulics and Kalmar control system, measuring hydraulic pressure and practical work with the Kalmar diagnostic system. The training lasted for two days. Photo shows (from left): Tom Goodwin, AGCT M&R Manager; Zoran Tepeš, AGCT Mobile Mechanic; Marko Marinac, AGCT Crane Mechanic; Pavle Rebic, AGCT Mobile Mechanic; Klaudio Budimcic, AGCT Mobile Mechanic; Nebojša Mance, AGCT M&R Superintendent; Alen Kopajtic, AGCT Mobile Mechanic; Vedran Komlenic, AGCT Crane Technician; Valter Fatur, AGCT Mobile Electrician; Filip Petrovic, AGCT Translator; Gerhard Krumpl, Kalmar Field Service Manager; Ronald Rušin, AGCT Engineering Planner; and Andreas Messner, Kalmar Field Service Technician.

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Level Up

CTAP drivers seminar John Allan Sazon (standing) and Edmon Sanguyo (not in photo), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. Safety Officers, graced the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines Drivers seminar as guest speakers last 12 March in Club Intramuros. (John Sazon)

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Employee Discipline workshop International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) employees recently attended two in-house Employee Discipline workshops. The first and second batches attended workshops held last 7 and 21 February and 13 to 14 March, respectively. Atty. Michael Rainier Alcazar, ICTSI Human Resources Department (HRD) IR Assistant Manager; and Leila Peralta, ICTSI HRD Assistant Manager, facilitated the training. (Conn Dizon)

Port Safety and Health Standards seminar International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) employees attended the Port Safety and Health Standards Seminar held at the ICTSI Safety Office Training Room last 15 March. Bong Evangelista, Sergio Hingzon Jr., Paulo Peñalba and John Sazon, Seminar Facilitators, discussed topics on safety awareness, dangerous goods, chemical safety, and fire safety and hazard identification. Auro Aurora, ICTSI Operations Supervisor, shared seminar inputs and addressed the trainees’ concerns. (Paulo Peñalba)

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Level Up

ERT takes advanced firefighting seminar

A BFP trainer demonstrates the proper use of fire extinguishers.

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), together with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Manila Fire District, conducted an Advanced Firefighting seminar for members of the ICTSI Emergency Response Team (ERT) last 22 to 23 March. Major Bonifacio Carta, BFP-MFD Chief Inspector, headed the two-day seminar held in the ICTSI Safety Office Training Room. Major Carta explained the causes of fire, fire prevention and fire-extinguishing methods. He also demonstrated the use of firefighting equipment and techniques. Forty-six ERT members took part in the actual firefighting drill using the Company’s fire truck during the last seminar day held at the Manila International Container Terminal Berth 6. (Paulo Peùalba and Dexter Landicho)

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MICTSI holds bomb threat drill

Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI), headed by Boy Marvin Cababat, Port Facility Security Officer, in cooperation with the Philippine Air Force led by Lemuel Martir, conducted a seminar and actual drill on Bomb Threat Awareness last 16 February. MICTSI employees from Operations, Engineering, Admin as well as RVVSSI Security took part in the drill. (Kirk Rayoso)

HR in You seminar Mindanao International Container Terminal Services Inc. (MICTSI) supervisors attended the in-house HR in You seminar held last 10 February. Byron Gonda (far right), MICTSI Human Resources and Admin Head, conducted the seminar, which was attended by employees from Safety, Engineering and Operations departments. (Kirk Rayoso)

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