Port Houston hosted the Chairman and Administrator of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (Philippines), Wilma “Amy” Eisma, and members of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston during their first visit to Port Houston June 11.
The officials discussed the port’s history, East Asia-Houston trade lanes, port connections and infrastructure. The representatives also received a briefing and a oontainer terminals tour.
“We are thrilled to begin a new partnership with Port Houston as this is an iconic beginning between our two regions,” said Eisma.
Port Houston’s cargo value growth with the Philippines has increased 64 percent since 2014. Some of the country’s leading import commodities by tonnage through the port include iron, steel, plastics and furniture.
“We welcome the opportunity to learn more about our new partners and discover innovative ways to create mutually beneficial opportunities,” Port Houston Chief Commercial Officer John Moseley said.