CPA provides additional yard space for foreign cargoes
Cebu City, Philippines – On 03 August 2015, the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Bureau of Customs (BOC) and CPA’s Cargo Handling Service Provider at Cebu International Port, Oriental Port and Allied Services Corporation (OPASCOR), for the use of 1.2 hectare open space located at the corner of E.S. Baclig St. and 2nd Street, Port Area, Cebu City and be considered as extension of the Cebu International Port (CIP).
This move of CPA is an answer to the urgent clamor from exporters and other port stakeholders to provide additional yard space for cargoes staying at CIP beyond the mandated free storage period.
The parties to the MOA have expressed their commitment to perform their mandated functions in the facilitation of incoming and outgoing cargoes at the said area, consistent with the functions performed at the main CIP area as far as operational, administrative and security functions are concerned.
The Agreement was signed at the CPA Main Office at CIP Complex with the presence of the CPA Board, Cebu Port Commission and CPA Management, and joined by valued port stakeholders from the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL), PhilExport-Cebu, Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Philippine International Sea Freight Forwarders Association, Chamber of Customs Brokers, and friends from the media.
Main signatories for the MOA are VADM Edmund C Tan PCG (Ret) of CPA, BOC Port of Cebu District Collector Gen. Arnulfo J. Marcos, MNSA (Ret) of BOC, and Mr. Dennis C. Mendoza of OPASCOR. Signatories as witnesses are Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina and DOTC Undersecretary Julianito G. Bucayan, Jr.