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Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, Laguna, Philippines

http://www.ictsi.com/operations/laguna-gateway-inland-container-terminal-laguna-philippines/location/

Located within 58 kilometers south of Metro Manila, LGICT sits at the heart of the Southern Tagalog region or CALABARZON. Comprising the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon, the region is the second largest contributor to the country’s gross domestic product (17 percent of the GDP), and home to major industrial parks and economic zones.

Situated in Banlic and San Cristobal, Calamba City, the ICD supports the growing volumes at the Port of Manila while providing viable logistics options to businesses in southern Luzon and nearby provinces.



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MVP group, ICTSI to push P10-B railway plan
By: Miguel R. Camus - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:24 AM July 20, 2017

The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan said talks for a freight train line linking Manila and Laguna were “back on track” with the appointment of a new board at the Philippine National Railways.

MRail Inc., a subsidiary of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp., said in a statement yesterday that discussions had resumed with the PNR for the railway project that would revive freight service operations from the Port of Manila to the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal.

The company announced in July 2016 that the project, estimated to cost P10 billion, would be a venture between Enrique Razon Jr.’s International Container Terminal Services Inc., which operates the inland container terminal as well as the Manila International Container Terminal.

Appointed recently, according to the statement, were Junn B. Magno as PNR general manager and Roberto T. Lastimoso as board chair.

“The freight train project has always been there. However, it was only prudent that we wait for the appointment of the new set of board directors as well as the new GM before we bring the project back on the table,” MRAIL president and CEO Ferdinand G. Inacay said in the statement.

MRAIL and PNR were supposed to sign a Track Usage Agreement in early 2016 but had to defer it pending the issuance of a legal opinion from the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC).

“However, when the OGCC issued the approval on the submitted draft MRAIL-PNR Track Usage Agreement, the 2016 national election campaign period was already in full-swing thus the parties were prohibited from entering into the agreement lest they violate the election prohibited acts,” the statement showed.

The freight service is expected to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila by utilizing the train in moving 300 to 600 shipping containers from the port of Manila to Calamba and vice versa.

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“We remain optimistic that the freight project will push through as the project provides very tangible value propositions to the government, the business sector particularly the importers and exporters located in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) area and to the environment as a whole,” Inacay said.

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PNR to revive freight train to ports
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 07:32:09 AM »
PNR to revive freight train to ports
By Myla Iglesias
October 05, 2018

http://malaya.bayaninetwork.com/?q=business-news%2Fbusiness%2Fpnr-revive-freight-train-ports

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) plans to revive the operation of Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) rail tracks between the ports of Manila and the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal.

The DOTr said  the reopening will pave the way for the resumption of  the container cargo services from International Container Terminal Services Inc. unit Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Manila North Harbor to the inland port in Laguna.

Once operational, the link will help PNR haul cargo containers equivalent to 500 to 700 truck trips per day.

The agency also plans to purchase freight trains which will help decongest the Delpan-Roxas boulevard-Osmeña highway corridor in Manila.

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Recently, engineers from the DOTr-PNR and ICTSI inspected the right-of-way (ROW) on roads leading to the Port of Manila. 

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ICSTI operated the cargo trains transporting containers from the port of Manila to Laguna using the  PNR tracks from 1998 until it was discontinued in 2003.
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Re: PNR to revive freight train to ports
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 07:43:29 AM »
DOTr to revive Manila-Laguna cargo rail project
posted October 04, 2018 at 09:05 pm by
Darwin G. Amojelar

http://manilastandard.net/business/transport-tourism/277153/dotr-to-revive-manila-laguna-cargo-rail-project.html

The Department of Transportation said it plans to revive the operation of a container cargo rail from Port Area in Manila to Laguna province.

The agency said it was looking at reopening the tracks towards the berths of Manila International Container Terminal and Manila North Harbor to restart the container cargo service between MICT to Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal in Calamba, Laguna.

International Container Terminal Services Inc. operated the cargo trains transporting containers from the port of Manila to Laguna using the PNR tracks from 1998 until it was discontinued in 2003.

ICTSI operates both MICT and the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal.

Once operational, the link will help Philippine National Railways to haul cargo containers equivalent to 500 to 700 truck trips per day.

The DOTr sad it planned to purchase freight trains which would lead to the decongestion of the Delpan-Roxas Boulevard-Osmeña highway corridor in Manila.

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BoC issues guidelines for ICTSI's Laguna dry port
Posted on July 18, 2017

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=CorporateNews&id=148355

In a statement, Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI senior vice-president and head of the Asia Pacific region, said the Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT) is expected to improve the flow of trade in southern Luzon.

As an extension of the seaport, specifically ICTSI's flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Laguna dry port is at the heart of manufacturing activities. We are bringing the trading gateway at the doorstep of the economic zones... The interim operational guidelines will give us headway in priming the dry port for container volumes in the coming months, Mr. Gonzalez said.

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LGICT is the first off dock, or inland, container yard in Southern Luzon. The 21-hectare dry port is also the first customs facility under the CMTA. The BoC in February certified LGICT as an authorized off dock customs facility, thus enabling the BoC to extend its functions at the dry port.

Designed to accelerate trade facilitation in the region, LGICT is the first customs facility in the country to use the electronic cargo tracking system for inbound and outbound cargo transfers. Currently, a fleet of reach stackers, empty handlers and prime movers are in operation at the terminal.

Mr. Gonzalez said LGICT is about to complete a one-stop shop with the offices of the BoC and Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

In the near future, we will commission rubber tired gantries in the container yard, construct container freight stations and warehouses, and in the soonest time possible, revive freight rail services between Laguna and the Port of Manila, Mr. Gonzalez said.

LGICT, established in 2015, is a joint venture of ICTSI, Nippon Container Terminals Co. Ltd., and Transnational Diversified Corp. -- Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo

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From: https://www.facebook.com/groups/120989042040/permalink/10155484321077041/

IN PHOTOS: Engineers from the Department of Transportation - Philippine National Railways (DOTr-PNR) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) inspected the right of way (ROW) on roads leading to the Port of Manila yesterday, 03 October 2018.

The DOTr-PNR plans to reopen the tracks towards the berths of Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Manila North Harbor to restart the container cargo service between MICP to the inland port in Laguna (Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal).

Once operational, the link will help PNR to haul cargo containers equivalent to 500-700 truck trips per day. The agency also plans to purchase freight trains which will lead to the decongestion of the Delpan-Roxas Boulevard-Osmeña highway corridor in Manila.

These measures are being implemented amid the ongoing construction of the PNR North and South railway projects under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.


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The DOTr-PNR plans to reopen the tracks towards the berths of Manila International Container Port (MICP) and Manila North Harbor to restart the container cargo service between MICP to the inland port in Laguna (Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal).


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ICTSI hikes stake in Manila North Harbor to 50%
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is hiking its stake in Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI) to 50 percent for nearly P1 billion.

The listed company of billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. told the local bourse yesterday that it signed on Wednesday a share purchase agreement with Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. (HCPTI) for the acquisition of the latter’s 4.55 million shares in MNHPI.

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In September last year, ICTSI bought the 35 percent stake of Petron Corp. in MNHPI.

MNHPI is a Philippine entity engaged in domestic port terminal business at the 56-hectare Manila North Harbor under contract with the PPA.

Prior to the share sale agreement, MNHPI was 65 percent owned by HCPTI, a company owned by the Romero family.

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The port of Manila has three facilities – the Manila North Harbor, the Manila South Harbor which is operated by Asian Terminals Inc., and ICTSI’s Manila International Container Terminal.

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/09/07/1849255/ictsi-hikes-stake-manila-north-harbor-50#vWoUSRdgIpOghbxp.99