Effectivity: 01 February 2014
CEBU, Philippines - The Oriental Port and Allied Services Corporation launched yesterday their multi-million brand new equipment that will make cargo-handling at the Cebu International Port more efficient and at par with the best in the industry.
OPASCOR general manager and president Tomas Riveral, in a press conference, yesterday said that better and efficient services can be expected with the acquisition of these brand new equipment.
“It is an assurance, with the new cranes, that we are ready to serve better among our clients,” Riveral said.
OPASCOR’s brand new gantry quay crane and two rubber tyred gantry cranes arrived in Cebu from China and became operational last January 11, 2013.
With this acquisition, OPASCOR can now serve two container vessels at any given time with two quay cranes assigned per vessel, thus further stabilizing OPASCOR’s productivity to the benefit of the stakeholders of the port.
ORIENTAL PORT & ALLIED SERVICES CORPORATION (OPASCOR), the first cargo handling company that is fully owned and operated by its workers, celebrates its 22nd anniversary since its founding on June 16, 1990.
Highlighting its pre-anniversary celebration held on June 13, 2012 at Grand Convention Center Cebu, was the formal turn-over of its ISO Certificate from TUV Rheinland, OPASCOR having successfullycomplied with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, “Quality Management Systems – Requirements.” TUV Rheinland was represented by Mark Lugay, its Business Development Officer in Cebu while the ISO Certificate was received by OPASCOR through its President & General Manager, Atty. Tomas A. Riveral, Quality Management Representative MR BartolomeLapasaran, Jr., and the rest of the members of its Board of Directors. The certification was received by OPASCOR after it successfully passed two audits by ISO Certifying Body, TUV Rheinland held on December 19, 2011 [Stage 1 Audit] and May 30-31, 2012 [Stage 2 Audit].
Certificates of Appreciation were thereafter given by OPASCOR to itsSteering Committee Members,Process Owners, Internal Quality Auditors and Document Control Officers for actively leading the efforts of securing the aforesaid certification for the company.
“OPASCOR’s undertaking to voluntarily seek ISO Certification is a testament of its commitment to improve the quality of its services and meet its customers’ requirements. We are happy to say that this worker’s enterprise is only the second cargo-handling company in the country that has obtained a certification from ISO”, said Atty. Tomas A. Riveral.
OPASCOR will hold a Thanksgiving Mass on June 16, 2012 to express its gratitude to the Almighty God for the sustenance, protection and guidance bestowed to the company and its employees in the past years and for the years to come.
“Thinking BIG towards Corporate Excellence and Optimum Quality in Port Services”
The completion of OPASCOR’s Php250-million Bulk Handling Facility strategically installed at the Cebu International Port (CIP) is now stimulating the interest of local grain traders and investors. Big importers are now into initial discussions with OPASCOR regarding the equipment’s capacity to handle bulk cargoes. With this, I am highly optimistic that OPASCOR will gain the needed support of the domestic traders and eventually convert the Cebu Port as a viable shipment point for bulk cargoes.
ORIENTAL PORT & ALLIED SERVICES CORPORATION (OPASCOR), is a workers’-owned and -operated Filipino company providing port services to vessels calling at the Cebu International Port (CIP) of Cebu City, Philippines. Established in 1990 by its workers-owners, OPASCOR’s expertise in delivering cargo-handling and allied port services has been honed through more than two decades of experience.
In 2008, OPASCOR acquired brand new fumigation and truck scale facilities through its fully owned subsidiary, Diadem Terminal Maritime Realty Services, Inc. and now provides round-the-clock container fumigation and truck scale services to all port users daily as a welcome addition to its growing business portfolio.