2 Dec, 2019 by Jill Viray
Please be informed that SBITC Terminal is making preparations for typhoon “Tisoy” with international name “Kammuri”. As usual, everyone’s safety is our ultimate priority.
To comply with SBMA Seaport Department’s advisory on weather disturbance, all terminal and wharfs within Subic Bay Freeport Zone are advised to pull out all vessels at berth on December 02, 2019 (morning) in preparation for the upcoming typhoon. SBITC Yard operation will be temporarily suspended on December 02, 2019 at exactly 1700H onwards or as soon as weather condition clears up. Please note only those trucks gated in before 1700H will be accommodated. We encourage everyone to take precautionary measures and plan for this typhoon.
Source: SBITC Partner Advisory 2019 – 00025
In preparation for the typhoon “TISOY”, please be informed that ATIB Phase I and BCT Phase II will be implementing immediately these safety measures in relation to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared typhoon warning signal as follows:
|0||Normal Operations||Normal Operations||Normal Operations|
|1||1. Vessels at berth complete its operations.||1. Empty stacks are lashed.||1. No empty receival or recirculation|
|1||2. Berthing for upcoming vessel is suspended||2. Normal yard operations for laden boxes (import/export)||2. Normal gate operations for laden boxes – import delivery and export receival.|
|1||3. Intermittent yard stoppages in case wind speed is at 16mps||3. Intermittent gate stoppages in case wind speed is at 16mps|
|2 & 3||No Vessel Operations||1. Empty stacks are lashed.||1. No gate operations for empty and laden boxes|
These measures are designed to ensure safety of all port users transacting within the Port of Batangas, container/cargo, port facilities and Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE).
Rest assured that we will resume normal terminal operations for vessel, yard and gate within three (3) hours upon lowering of the typhoon warning signal to zero or soon after completion of the ATI Safety Team inspection and is declared safe for the Operations Team to operate.
Source: ATI Marketing Circular, Dec 2, 2019
In preparation for the expected direct hit of Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy), please be advised of the operations and billing schedules at MICT:
2 December – Monday
Vessel – All operations stopped except Jackson Bay, expected closure 1900H
Yard and Gate Operations – Expected closure 2359H
Empty acceptance – Closed
Billing Hours – 0800H to 2100H (kiosk cut-off is at 2000H)
3 December – Tuesday
Vessel, Yard and Gate Operations – Closed
Billing Hours – Closed
Empty Deliveries – Closed
4 December – Wednesday
Opening times to-be-determined and advised prior to 1900H December 3.
The above safety protocols are in compliance with PPA regulations on port closures and weather disturbances.
We shall advise our customers immediately of any change to the status of the port. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue taking the necessary steps to prepare for this typhoon. MICT will not compromise the safety of our customers, your cargo, and our personnel.
It should be noted that the mentioned closures will increase the demand for deliveries and receiving from the port opening into next week. Please expect heavier than usual activity in the yard and much heavier traffic around the port.
Source: MICT Advisory 2019 – 1013