PHL 1st barge terminal 85% complete, opening this quarter

“The Philippines will soon have its first barge terminal according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The Cavite Gateway Terminal is now 85% complete, with its expected inauguration within the second quarter of 2018,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during April 5 press briefing in Malacañang.

“This will allow the transshipment of cargo from Manila Port to Cavite via barges. Once completed, this would help decongest the traffic in Metro Manila,” he added.

Cavite Gateway Terminal is being developed in a six-hectare property in Brgy. Capipisa in Tanza, Cavite.

According to DOTr, the project will reduce the number of trucks plying Metro Manila roads or approximately 140,000 fewer truck trips annually.

“As a result, road traffic will be reduced by approximately two kilometers of trucks when the terminal starts operations,” it added.

The DOTr and the International Container Services, Inc. (ICTSI) held the groundbreaking ceremony of Cavite Gateway Terminal in April 2017.