Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ICTSI Oregon Receives Business Award

ICTSI Oregon, the company that runs the container and break bulk operations at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, was awarded the Foreign Direct Investment Business Award during the International Awards and Scholarship Dinner in Portland on May 15.

The awards, which are presented annually by the Oregon Consular Corps and the City of Portland, honor globally-focused businesses throughout the state.

The award was presented to ICTSI Oregon CEO Elvis Ganda by Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Philippines’ ambassador to the US.

ICTSI Oregon began Terminal 6 operations in February 2011 as part of a 25-year lease it negotiated with the port in 2010.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside other successful colleagues from the business community in our region,” Ganda said regarding the award. “Our first year in Portland has been characterized by a lot of hard work and long hours, and we appreciate the recognition of how our investment and growth positively impacts the local economy.”

The Port of Portland saw a nine percent increase in container traffic and a 27 percent increase in full export containers in 2011, something it partly attributes to the presence of ICTSI. Productivity is also up, and last May the longstanding single shift production record at Terminal 6 was broken, with moves averaging 47.75 gross moves per hour, according to the port.

In addition to ICTSI Oregon, other honorees during the business awards included the Intel Corp., which received the Global Leader award; Columbia Steel Casting Co., which was presented with the Export Leader honor; Chris King Precision Components, which received the Small Business Exporter award; and DECK Monitoring, which was honored with the Small Business Exporter award.