The Bureau of Customs (BOC) X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) assured that all X-ray machines installed at various Ports of entries in Port of Davao and Sub-port of Dadiangas are fully operational. This is during an ocular inspection led by XIP Acting Head, Roberto T. Ancan and BOC Davao District Collector, Atty. Erastus Sandino B. Austria on November 10 to 12, 2021.
In their three-day inspection, all x-ray equipment was examined to rule out any possible failure during the scanning of cargoes. This includes hand-carry and checked-in baggage x-ray machines at Davao International Airport (DIA) and Mobile and Portal Type X-ray machines at various seaport entries in the Collection District XII.
All x-ray machines are fully operational and have been subject to regular and timely maintenance check-ups by the Port’s partner service providers.
In total, the Port of Davao has twelve (12) X-ray machines. Seven (7) are at various seaport entries, two (2) at Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), one (1) at KTC Terminal, (1) one at TEFASCO, two (2) at Sasa Wharf, and another one (1) at Makar Wharf at its Sub-port in Dadiangas, General Santos City. Meanwhile, five (5) X-ray machines are at Davao International Airport.
As part of the 10-point priority program of Commissioner Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, the Bureau has invested in and procured modern X-ray machines to be utilized by many of our major ports nationwide to increase scanning capabilities.