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ICTSI pitches Cavite terminal to help decongest Manila traffic

The Department of Transportation in Manila is studying a proposal to develop a common-user barge and roro terminal in the province of Cavite as part of plans to decongest the capital’s overloaded transportation systems.

The proposal, submitted by Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI), would see the so-called Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT located within a six-hectare property in Tanza, Cavite to the south of Manila.

Phase 1 of CGT’s proposed development would support a total throughput of 115,000 teu per year.

“The net effect of transshipping cargo from Manila’s ports to Cavite via barge and roro equates to approximately 140,000 fewer truck trips plying city roads on an annual basis,” ICTSI claimed in a release today.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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