Subic Bay International Terminals (SBITC) lauds the return of Wan Hai’s Subic Express Service (SES), describing Subic’s re-inclusion in the service’s port rotation as “perfectly timed” after supply chain disruptions hit Asia in recent months and affected businesses and industries in the region.

The service temporarily skipped port calls to Subic in June last year due to the pandemic and resumed regular calls at SBITC on 22 June this year under a revamped rotation that includes Shekou, Subic, Batangas, Manila, Cebu, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong. Currently, the SES is operated by a pair of 1368-TEU boxships, and offers flexible capacity that can expand to meet market demand for premium-rated cargo.

Having the Port of Subic as its first port of call in the Philippines under the new service rotation, the SES is ideal for transporting increased orders for imported products and raw materials.

SBITC expects Wan Hai’s revised SES to help normalize trade movement across affected markets in Asia, which would allow businesses to optimize their inventories in anticipation of the upcoming peak season.

Located within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, SBITC is the gateway to the Northern and Central Luzon markets. The terminal is easily accessible via world-class highways and major sea lanes, and is one of the most advanced maritime ports in the Philippines.