Asian Terminals : ATI acquires 4 quay cranes for Manila, Batangas ports
Most of this capital expenditure will be focused on Batangas Port as ATI seeks to further expand its role as trade facilitator in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), the company said in a recent statement.
“Central to this is the expansion of
In 2016, BCT handled more than 160,000 TEUs of foreign boxes, setting a record for highest container throughput in a single year.
“More significantly, this translated to reduction of more than 80,000 truck trips along metro roads, with more shippers opting to route commodities via Batangas instead of
Car storage facility
Meanwhile, the development of ATI’s Batangas multilevel car storage facility (MCSF) is on schedule, the terminal operator said. Phase 1 of the MCSF is scheduled to come online as early as November while the second phase will be finished by mid-2018.
“This will increase the capacity of the country’s top car carrier port to over 7,000 completely-built up car units (CBUs) at any single time, in support of booming consumer demand for imported vehicles,” ATI said.
ATI broke ground for the MCSF in late March.
Last year, Batangas handled over 200,000 CBUs, which accounted for a little more than half of the new cars sold in
ATI also highlighted the productivity of its main terminal, where it was able to record production of more than 30 gross crane moves per hour in several months of 2016.
Gross crane moves per hour (GMPH) is a performance metric indicating how many containers are loaded or unloaded from ships in an hour; a rate of 30 GMPH is comparable to the performance of ports in
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