South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI) is a Philippine Company involved in the cargo-handling services at the Port of General Santos. It is the integration of seven former cargo handling operators at the Makar Wharf.
SCIPSI started its operations on September 1, 1975. It entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau of Customs to exclusively provide cargo handling services at the Makar Wharf. In 1977, by virtue of P.D. 857, the Philippine Ports Authority took over from the Bureau of Customs in the supervision of all ports.
In October 1999, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), both the country’s premier port operators, acquired 71.40% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of SCIPSI. Since its transition in 1999 under the new Management of ICTSI and ATI, SCIPSI has improved its commitment on cargo handling services, productivity, human resource development, and equipment and information technology.
Moreover, on 2008, the ICTSI has acquired an additional 12.58% of the issued and outstanding capital stock from SCIPSI stockholders.
Makar Wharf at the Port of General Santos, situated at the head of the Saranggani Bay in the Southern Coast of Mindanao, is strategically located directly on the mainstream of international shipping routes. The port serves as a gateway to the national and international markets of the agricultural and marine products of the SOCSKSARGEN Area and the neighboring provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato.