..MANILA, Philippines - Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) has recently opened a world-class vehicle logistics and pre-delivery inspection facility for imported completely-built-units to serve the country's fast-growing car import industry right inside the Batangas Port - a multi-purpose marine terminal.
The state-of-the-art vehicle logistics center (VLC), located inside ATI's Batangas Container Terminal, is operated by global freight and contract logistics solutions provider Ceva Logistics Philippines Inc.
The three-hectare facility has spacious staging areas, well-lit parking slots and top-of-the-line pre-delivery inspection portals where fully-automated systems checks are conducted. Car carriers are also on stand-by for the immediate dispatch of vehicles to car dealers once passing quality assurance.
Ceva's VLC best complements the International Port of Batangas as the emerging gateway port of south Luzon. In 2011, ATI's Batangas subsidiary facilitated the delivery of close to 43,000 completely-built-units, making up a majority of the market in the Philippines.
"Through this facility, our clients can expect the same level of efficiency and commitment to quality customer service backed by Ceva's global freight solutions and ATI's diverse services and expertise in the port industry," ATI executive vice president Andrew Hoad said.
"With its proximity and accessibility to the major industrial and urban locations, we are optimistic to attract more customers to experience and take full advantage of the world-class services available at the Batangas Port in the years ahead," Hoad added.