ICTSI to build $800M international container terminal in Bauan, Batangas

May 13, 2024

  • International Container Terminal Services, Inc. is building an $800-million international container terminal in Bauan, Batangas
  • Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2025 with the first berth scheduled for completion by the end of 2027
  • Upon completion, the terminal will be the second-largest container facility after the Manila International Container Terminal
  • The terminal will feature up to 900 meters of quay and at least eight ship-to-shore gantry cranes
  • It will be able to accommodate over two million twenty equivalent units per annum

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is investing an estimated $800 million to build a new international container terminal in Bauan, Batangas.

The new terminal will be the largest privately-funded marine terminal investment in the country’s history and will ultimately be the second-largest container facility after the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), ICTSI said in a statement.

Aside from the new container terminal, ICTSI through a subsidiary, operates Bauan International Port Inc., a roll-on/roll-off and project cargo terminal.

With design and engineering studies underway, ICTSI said the new container terminal will begin construction in the first quarter of 2025 with the first berth scheduled for completion by the end of 2027.

The port operator said the terminal “will become a catalyst for economic growth across Southern Luzon, creating jobs and accelerating regional development,” adding that it is also expected to play a role in providing the marine handling needs required by the country’s renewable energy transition strategy for Southern Luzon.

Upon completion, the terminal will feature up to 900 meters of quay and at least eight ship-to-shore gantry cranes.

It will have an estimated capacity of over two million twenty-foot equivalent units per annum.

Located 120 kilometers south of Manila and nine kilometers west of Batangas City, ICTSI said the Bauan facility will become the premier international gateway for shippers based in the CALABARZON region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), and the most modern container terminal in the country.

Situated within a natural cove, Bauan is a first-class municipality in Batangas province known for its agro-industrial strength.

The terminal will have direct and unencumbered access to Southern Luzon’s expressways through the completion of the Bauan-San Pascual-Batangas-STAR tollway diversion road. Additional expressway projects from Cavite to Bauan by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and San Miguel Corporation are expected to further enhance the new port’s connectivity, making it the most efficiently connected maritime facility in Luzon by both capacity and route access, ICTSI added.

“The new terminal represents a significant leap forward for Southern Luzon,” ICTSI executive vice president Christian Gonzalez said.

He added: “We are building a world-class facility that will unlock a wave of economic benefits for the region and the country. It will create new employment opportunities, improve the quality of life for our host communities and the industries located around the terminal, and solidify Southern Luzon’s position as a key player in global trade.”

Gonzalez said the new terminal complements ICTSI’s strategy of providing a national network of ports with its brand of operational synergy that would further improve the country’s supply chain and competitiveness in global trade.

The Bauan facility, together with ICTSI’s MICT, will likewise allow the port operator to efficiently balance capacity needs across both the Metro Manila consumption center and CALABARZON.

Source: https://www.portcalls.com/ictsi-to-build-800m-international-container-terminal-in-bauan-batangas/#google_vignette