DP World announces new terminal in the Philippines

DP World, Asian Terminals announce new terminal in the Philippines

DP World and Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) have announced the launch of the Tanza Barge Terminal in Cavite, the Philippines.

According to DP World, the Tanza Barge Terminal will allow for easier and faster delivery of commodities and raw materials to and from the capital by sea barging.

The terminal, located in the newly established MetroCas Industrial Estates Special Economic Zone, is expected to accommodate over 240,000 TEU per year and will be administered by Tanza Container Terminal Incorporated, an ATI subsidiary.

In the face of ongoing road congestion issues, Tanza Barge Terminal offers cargo owners a more efficient and sustainable alternative to trucking.

With its container yard, causeway, berth, jetty, breakwater and deck facilities, the barge terminal is projected to save around 150,000 truck trips yearly.

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Initially, three weekly excursions will shuttle containers between Tanza Barge Terminal and Manila South Harbour (also managed by ATI), with each leg capable of transporting around 100 x 40 feet loaded containers each way, with plans for further extension of services.

The barge dock has two permanent harbour cranes, and the 4-hectare yard has two reach stackers and four internal transfer trucks.

The terminal is also recognised as a Customs Facility and Warehouse with the Philippine Bureau of Customs.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “Tanza Barge Terminal is a fantastic example of how DP World collaborates with its partners across the world to enhance trade networks through smart, market-responsive solutions.

“Apart from connecting different parts of the local supply chain ecosystem, we are confident that this innovative sea transport system will serve as a template for how domestic seaways can be transformed into economic superhighways, elsewhere in Asia Pacific and around the world.”

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Eusebio Tanco, President, ATI, stated: “We are very pleased to offer an innovative and transformative trade solution for the Philippine supply chain. Through our partnership with DP World, Tanza Barge Terminal brings shipment faster and smarter to beneficial cargo owners, which in turn fast-tracks production cycles and on a bigger scale stimulates local economic activity, particularly in the industrial growth corridor of Cavite.

“This is a perfect complement to the government’s push for inclusive and sustainable growth anchored on trade facilitation and job generation initiatives in partnership with local and international stakeholders.”  

This month, Youredi, a leading provider of data connectivity services, announced a new partnership with DP World.  

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