ICTSI continues to find logistics solutions, alternative; Cavite Gateway Terminal beefs up operations
Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT), the country’s first dedicated container barge terminal located in Tanza, Cavite, provides an alternate means of transporting containers from the Port of Manila to Southern Luzon and back via Manila Bay sea lanes. Photo shows containers from the Manila International Container Terminal being offloaded at the CGT.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) continues to beef up operations of the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza, Cavite as ICTSI continues its bid to find logistical solutions and alternatives for the country’s supply chain.
Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president, says: “As the country begins to re-open the economy, we shall continue to support the country’s importers and exporters not only through enhancements in our operated terminals, but also through practical solutions and alternatives for our importers and exporters.”
One of these alternatives is the CGT, the country’s first dedicated container barge terminal, that optimizes the sea lanes of Manila Bay while providing alternate means of transporting containers from the Port of Manila to the CALABARZON area south of Manila and back.
ICTSI recently strengthened yard and wharf operations with the deployment of additional landside container handling equipment as well as directly contracted barge equipment. With an area of six hectares, the CGT has the capacity to handle 115,000 TEUs annually.
Enhancements at CGT also came at an opportune time with the temporary closure of the southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard. Says Mr. Gonzalez: “We support the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) call to look for other ways to transport containers, and we are happy to be able to offer an alternative through the services provided by CGT."
Recently, the MMDA announced the temporary closure of the boulevard’s southbound lanes to give way to the Department of Public Works and Highways’ repair of a damaged box culvert in front of a pumping station in Pasay City, and civil works related to the Department of Transportation’s Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite Extension Project.
Roxas Boulevard is part of a cargo truck trade route connecting the Port of Manila to Southern Luzon. Close to 900 trucks and over 1,000 trailers daily travel the road’s southbound direction alone.