Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) registered a 254-percent increase in cargo handled as it provided businesses in Region 4A (CALABARZON) a viable option to keep the flow of goods moving, amid trucking and logistics constraints experienced in the ports of Manila. The BCT registered in the first quarter of 2014 growth by 194 percent, and second quarter accelerated by 254 percent. There is an increasing number of international carriers frequenting the Batangas port. With the steadily increasing volume of cargoes arriving at the Batangas Container Terminal, Rep. Raneo Abu of the 2nd District of Batangas has made an appeal for additional personnel to be deployed at the Bureau of Customs office of the BCT.

Source: Manila Times