Magsaysay's Tankers Group Wins In Pilipinas Shell's MASTER Awards

The Tankers Group of Magsaysay Transport & Logistics, composed of Islas Tankers Seatransport Corporation (ITSC), and Batangas Bay Carriers, Inc. (BBCI), received two distinguished awards in the recently concluded Maritime Safety & Technical Efficiency Recognition (MASTER) Awards Program of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC). 

The M/T 'Samal Island' of ITSC, a double­hull tanker vessel with a dead weight tonnage (DWD of 5,555 and a capacity of six million liters, won the Best in HSSE (Health, Safety, Environment & Security) award. This award is given to the vessel with exemplary performance in delivering the cargoes safely, and with no incidents or accidents. 

On the other hand, the M/T 'Lukan II' of BBCI, a 375 DWT double­hull tanker barge with a capacity of330,000 liters, won the Best Barge award. The master and crew of M/T 'Lukan II" exemplified excellence by ensuring that the barge was performing at the highest level of safety at any given time, with product integrity and operational readiness guaranteed to its charterers, PSPC. 

Last year, ITSC and BBCI transported a combined volume of one billion liters of petroleum products for PSPC. ITSC and BBCI have been serving PSPC in its tankering and petroleum barging requirements for two decades already. 

ITSC and BBCI are member companies of Magsaysay Transport & Logistics Group, a privately owned Filipino company primarily engaged in full­container domestic liner shipping, terminal operations and management, third party logistics, distribution, warehousing and container yard facilities, cold chain solutions, tankering and petroleum barging, marine bunkering, ship agency, brokerage and chartering, chassis leasing and hauling, fast ferry and tour operations, ship management, technical marine repairs and services, marine consultancy, and offshore marine support services. 

Source: Manila Bulletin

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