Pacific International Lines, the 18th largest shipping company in the world, took major shareholder status in Marianas Express Lines (MELL) last March 10th, effectively buying out the Au family’s stake in the business. Luen Thai Holdings Limited (0311.HK), of which CTSI Logistics is a subsidiary, still retains its minority stakeholdership in MELL.
MELL is a container line operator specializing in niche markets within the Asia-Pacific region including Micronesia, Guam, Saipan, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Australia. MELL also operates a container depot in Davao, Philippines. CTSI Logistics, Inc. operates as MELL’s agent in the Western Pacific and other countries in Asia.
In an announcement by PIL top managment, it was mentioned that Jimmy Setiawan will be managing MELL’s operation as its new General Manager.
PIC leadership assured MELL clients that it shall to continue to operate under the same brand and regular business operations will not be affected.
CTSI Logistics Philippines conducted a Fire Drill last March 4th in line with Fire Safety Month and in cooperation with the local govenment of Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. All team members of the company participated in this activity.
The Fire Drill was composed of three elements: a lecture on fire fighting, a fire evacuation drill and a fire fighting drill.
Fire marshalls were assigned to guide employees safely out of the building.
CTSI Logistics Philippines General Manager Gerry Inandan said: “This exercise is an important part of the value we put into protecting our people. It is also part and parcel of our business role in ensuring that the cargo and goods entrusted to us by our clients are all safe and free from any danger.”
The fire drill is an annual exercise promoted by the city government in cooperation with local businesses in the area.