Manila Harbor Center takes delivery of light rail vehicles for PH’s LRT 1

Manila Harbor Center Port Services, Inc. (MHCPSI) recently took delivery of eight light rail vehicles (LRV) from Citadel Shipping’s MV Morning Margareta for the Philippines’ light rail transit (LRT) project.

This is the seventh LRV delivery this year by Citadel, the local ship agent of global RoRo shipping company Eukor. The latter holds the exclusive right to bring in the brand new LRVs for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project.

To date, MHCPSI has unloaded 48 LRVs from Spain and Mexico to be used for the existing system and Cavite Extension project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1. Another 72 LRVs are scheduled for delivery until June 2022.

“We are honored to be given the opportunity to share our cargo handling expertise and assist the Department of Transportation, Light Rail Transit Authority, and the Light Rail Manila Corporation in the implementation of this much-needed project that aims to provide the public with a reliable, safe, and efficient mass transport system,” said Phillip Marsham, MHCPSI Executive Director.

A fully owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Manila, MHCPSI is a multipurpose terminal that specializes in handling project cargo.


Unloading of light rail vehicles from MV Morning Margareta