The Philippines first barge terminal which will allow trans-shipment of cargo from Manila port to Cavite through barges is expected to be operational within this year.
“The Cavite Gateway Terminal will be the first major infrastructure program to be inaugurated in 2018,” DOTr said. “This will be the first barge terminal in the country, which will allow trans-shipment of cargo from Manila port to Cavite via barges.”
Cavite Gateway Terminal is being developed in a six-hectare property in Brgy. Capipisa in Tanza, Cavite.
DOTr said 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.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/DOTrPH/photos/a.132771066862038.24583.130406490431829/1060802067392262/; http://www.ictsi.com/operations/cavite-gateway-terminal-cavite-philippines/