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Dgte port to put up container yard shipment

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Aug. 7 (PIA) – The Dumaguete City port is planning to accommodate containerized shipments for imported and exported products.

Stakeholders and local officials have tackled the possibility for the Subport of Dumaguete to house containerized shipments of foreign origin to bring down the cost of products brought into the capital city and the province.

Containerization in the subport of Dumaguete would also ensure that imported commodities can now enter the province directly through Dumaguete City instead of the ports in Cebu or Bacolod.

The Dumaguete Subport imports construction materials, asphalt, and surplus vehicles and clothes from abroad and exports oil and sugar to other countries.  

Port Collector Atty. Geniefelle Lagmay of the Subport of Dumaguete said this move will bring down the shipping costs and minimize or eliminate the double handling of cargoes that will benefit the consuming public as cost of goods and commodities will be reduced.

This would also mean increased revenues for the Bureau of Customs (BuCus) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) as the customs duties and other fees for exported or imported goods would be derived directly from the foreign cargo ships.

The BuCus has observed that Negros Island and Dumaguete City are now prime destinations for tourists and retirees, as well as a haven for investment and business opportunities. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

The Dumaguete Port where the container yard shipment will be set up. (Dumaguete City PIO photo)

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