Sunday, June 30, 2019

Cagayan de Oro Port Receives Cleanest Port Award

The Port of Cagayan de Oro received Green Port Award System (GPAS) award together with Batangas Port. This is according to Philippine Ports Authority, with evaluation done by APEC Port Services Network (APSN).
Cagayan de Oro Port Receives Cleanest Port Award
According to PPA, the port of Cagayan de Oro is dubbed as the Global Gateway to Mindanao for its strategic location
Cagayan de Oro Port Receives Cleanest Port Award
According to PPA, the port of Cagayan de Oro is dubbed as the Global Gateway to Mindanao for its strategic location
The Port of Cagayan de Oro received Green Port Award System (GPAS) award together with Batangas Port. This is according to Philippine Ports Authority, with evaluation done by APEC Port Services Network (APSN).

The GPAS program is a green evaluation system for ports in the APEC region. The program is intended to improve environmental awareness and increase the understanding of green port development strategy, with the aim of achieving a balance between economic development and environmental protection in the APEC ports community; promote the sustainable development of ports in the APEC region and protect the port environment for the benefit of the entire APEC community; contribute to the harmonization of regulations and improve interoperability of green port systems in the APEC region; and establish an APEC green port performance benchmark based on this program, and share best practices and encourage mutual assistance among APEC ports.

Photo (c) MIndanao Economic Boom

Photo (c) MIndanao Economic Boom

Cagayan de Oro port is Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and recognized for its implementation of the Port Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (PSHEMS). Together with Batangas port, it is now slowly migrating to the Integrated Management System fusing in three international standards, namely: ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Safety and Health, to further solidify its quality, safety, health and environmental policies, and commitment for the protection of the environment, provision of safe and healthy working conditions and improved quality of port operations and services.

According to Philippine Ports Authority, the port of Cagayan de Oro is dubbed as the Global Gateway to Mindanao for its strategic location at the Northern Coast of Mindanao within Macajalar Bay. The port serves as the entry and exit point of passengers and goods to and forth adjacent urban cities and provinces and other parts of the Philippine archipelago. It also links conveyances to countries such as Vietnam, China, Australia and the United States, among others.

Taken hundred of meters away from the port. Cagayan de Oro's skyline can be seen in the background. Photo (c) MIndanao Economic Boom

BY KEN TERRADO
Ken Terrado currently volunteers as one of the admins of Mindanao Economic Boom. He is also contributing for other blogs about developments. He likes to read Newsweek, Time Magazine, and international news.

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