The Philippines’ first container roll-on-roll-off (RORO) barge terminal in Cavite might inaugurate in June this year, based on the assessment of Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade.
The Cavite Gateway Terminal will expedite the transport of goods through ships going from the Port of Manila to Cavite.
“It will be a terminal that will be dedicated for containers,” Tugade announced in a speech at the Asia CEO Forum at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on Thursday.
“The containers will no longer pass through the highways of Metro Manila but will travel in the waters of Cavite going to Laguna, Batangas, and Subic. This is the first step in moving containers through waters, not on the roads,” he added.
Situated in a six-hectare property in Tanza, Cavite, the barge terminal, which will be managed by the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is foreseen to lessen truck trips in Metro Manila by 140,000 trips yearly. As a result, road traffic will decrease by nearly two kilometers of trucks, as soon as the terminal starts operations.
Source: Philippine News Agency