ATI Batangas wins Green Award from APEC port network

Asian Terminals, Inc. government liaison and client service manager Jun Balita (2nd from left) receives the APSN’s Green Port Award from Philippine Ports Authority general manager Jay Daniel Santiago as Transport undersecretary Felipe Judan (rightmost) and PPA Batangas port manager Leopoldo Biscocho look on.

Batangas Port, the comprehensive maritime gateway of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) operated by listed Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), has been acknowledged by the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) for its sustainable port practices.

APSN, comprised of port authorities and port operators in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region, awarded the Green Port Award System (GPAS) to ATI Batangas and Philippine Ports Authority’s Batangas Port Management Office.

As a green evaluation system for ports, GPAS identifies efforts to promote green growth in the APEC port community. It also cites green and sustainable development in port and port-related industries and provides a platform for sharing best practices among ports in the APEC region, aligned with APSN’s vision of creating a sustainable future.

The GPAS is accorded after stringent review by the GPAS Experts Committee and upon approval by the APSN Council. Batangas Port was the sole recipient of GPAS in the Philippines for this year, along with four other ports in the APEC region.

As a strategic maritime hub, ATI’s Batangas Port follows comprehensive operational, safety and environmental protocols, guided by international management standards on Environment (ISO 14001:2015), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), Quality (ISO 9001:2015) and Supply Chain Security (ISO28000:2007). Batangas Port is also compliant to the ISPS Code mandated by the International Maritime Organization.