New terminal a possibility for Cavite in Philippines

The Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) has said that it is studying a proposal to develop a common-user barge and Ro-Ro terminal in the province of Cavite, called Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT). DOTr said that the proposal, submitted by International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTS), is in line with the department’s proposed national transport plan to move goods through nautical highways more efficiently.

One aim would be to reduce the chronic traffic jams on the streets of the capital Manila by reducing the amount of truck traffic. Phase 1 of the development would support throughput of 115,000 teu a year. That would equal about 140,000 fewer truck trips around Manila every year.

CGT will be built within a six-hectare property in Tanza. ICTSI’s investment will probably cost upwards of $30m.