Port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will build barge terminals in Cebu and Cavite as part of its endeavors to develop services beyond the international gateway ports in Manila and Batangas.
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Charito Plaza, in an interview, said that ATI is “going to register as a logistics hub provider because they will develop Mactan Ecozone and Cavite Ecozone barge terminal.”
The country’s first barge terminal, the Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza of International Container Terminal Services Inc., was introduced in November last year.
The Tanza-based terminal, which has a capacity of 115,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, allows trans-shipment of cargo from international ports in Manila to Cavite via ships and roll-on roll-off services, thus lessening traffic in major roads.
News source: Philippine Star