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Philippine port Tacloban restarts after typhoon closure

Philippine port Tacloban restarts after typhoon closure
The Philippines' Port Authority (PPA) has resumed full commercial operations at the port of Tacloban, which was closed for about 12 days after Typhoon Haiyan struck.

PPA and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) were working round the clock to restart operations at Tacloban, according to an update from GAC Philippines.

Cargo handling equipment from ICTSI to help temporarily run Tacloban port until it recovers from damage caused by the storm has arrived on Wednesday. The equipment includes 12 forklifts, six tower lights to support night operations, several reach stackers for mobility of cargo, and an additional five payloaders for cleaning.

GAC Philippines added that all relief missions are coursed through Cebu due to limited operations at ports and airports due to lack of equipment.

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