“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.
Consistent with OPASCOR’s goal of providing optimum quality in port services to the business community and the public, I found it necessary for the company to upgrade its quay cranes from analog to digital and acquire a brand new gantry crane as well as additional units of prime movers and forklifts in anticipation of its plan to become the terminal operator of the CIP. With the support of the company’s Board of Directors, I am happy to announce that the aforesaid improvement plans are now being vigorously pursued. Hoping to expand the company’s business portfolio, I am seriously considering the possibility of OPASCOR getting that rare opportunity to develop, operate and manage another sea port outside Cebu, or even better, to forge a tie-up with any interested investors running a port outside the country. This is a personal dream, one which can be considered “wild” but most certainly, possible, if we are to think big. Finally, OPASCOR is deeply committed to become ISO certified soonest. While I am aware that such an endeavor is extremely difficult as it requires drastic changes in terms of behavior and work culture on the part of company’s workers-owners, I am however confident that such a goal can be realized with the full support of the company’ Board of Directors, management and workers. In ending, I exhort all OPASCOR employees to accept this undertaking as a huge step that all of us need to take if we are to bequeath a priceless legacy to our company’s next generation of workers-owners.