ICTSI Strengthens Cavite Gateway Operations

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has strengthened yard and dock operations at the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza, Cavite to support the country’s supply chain and economic recovery.

Christian Gonzalez, Executive Vice President of ICTSI, said, “As the country begins to reopen its economy, we will continue to support importers and exporters not only with improvements in our operated terminals, but also with practical solutions. and alternatives for them.

ICTSI deployed additional inland container handling equipment as well as barge equipment contracted directly to CGT. Covering an area of ​​6 hectares, the CGT can handle 115,000 TEUs annually.

CGT is the first dedicated container barge terminal in the country that optimizes the Manila Bay shipping lanes while providing alternative means of transporting containers from the Port of Manila to the Calabarzon area in South Manila and back.

The improvements at CGT also came at an opportune time with the temporary closure of the southern portion of Roxas Boulevard. Recently, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) temporarily closed the southbound lanes of the boulevard to make way for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to repair a damaged culvert in front of a pump station in Pasay City, and civil works related to the Department of Transport Light Rail Line 1 Cavite Extension Project.

“We support the MMDA’s call to seek alternative means of container transport, and we are pleased to be able to offer an alternative through the services provided by CGT,” Gonzalez said.

Roxas Boulevard is part of a commercial freight truck route connecting the Port of Manila to South Luzon. Nearly 900 trucks and over 1,000 trailers use the southbound route alone daily.

CGT provides Cavite locators with faster and more cost-effective sea connections for international cargo, and it supports domestic cargo movements between Luzon and other islands in the Philippine archipelago. It also helps decongest truck traffic on Metro Manila roads.

CGT enables the transhipment of goods from the port of Manila to Cavite via barges and Roll-on-Roll-off operations. Phase 1 of the project is designed to support 115,000 TEUs per year, which translates to approximately 140,000 fewer truck trips per year on city roads.

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