CARGO throughput at the Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) rose by a quarter in 2019 to 310,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the highest volume that the port handled since it started operations in 2010.
Driving the growth is its growing customer base, including economic locators in the Calabarzon area, and the support of shipping line partners, a news statement from the BCT read.
“Equally important, this meant reducing around 150,000 truck trips from Metro Manila’s roads, with consignees opting to ship cargoes through BCT, a world-class terminal located a few kilometers from industrial hubs and conveniently accessible 24/7 through major highways,” the statement added.
With four ship-to-shore cranes, eight rubber-tired gantries, and other equipment, BCT has a capacity of 500,000 TEUs per year. The port is operated by listed Asian Terminals Inc.