THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is coordinating with the Port of San Francisco Commission (PSC) regarding its proposal to facilitate trade at the Port of Manila.
PPA General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana visited the port of San Francisco, USA recently during the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses that was held in San Francisco in the first week of June. Sta. Ana expects the completion of the agreement by November of this year.
The Port of San Francisco is America’s gateway to East Asia that offers major assets such as naturally deep water, hundreds of square feet of covered storage, on-dock rails, acres of unobstructed lay-down space and modern and well-maintained cargo terminals.
Under the proposed partnership, both parties will share general information, policies and best practices on port planning and building, port management and operations, information technology, personnel training, environmental protection measures, port safety and security, supply chain logistics, cruise tourism, among others.
PPA also made an agreement with Incheon, South Korea in 2011. In 2004, PPA also signed a sister port agreement with China’s Guangzhou Port Authority.