ICTSI leans into transshipment as alternative supply route


ICTSI is continuing to strengthen its transshipment offering in the Philippines with a focus on the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza.

CGT, the country’s first dedicated container barge terminal, utilises 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.

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 TEU annually. 

Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI Executive Vice President, said:  “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.”

Enhancements at CGT came during a temporary closure of the southbound portion of Roxas Boulevard, a prime waterfront promenade in Metro Manila.

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.

Gonzalez added: “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.”

In December ICTSI agreed to continue operating the Madagascar International Container Terminal until 2040.

ICTSI has held the concession since 2005 and this extension will now see it develop and manage operations at the facility through 2025 until 2040.

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