According to the Freeport Area of Bataan, a new dry bulk terminal in Bataan, Philippines, is due to be completed in 2016. The new Mariveles Dry Bulk Terminal will handle cement raw materials such as clinker, as well as coal, silica sand, steel fertiliser and other dry bulk cargo. The 11.4 ha. terminal will include facilities for warehousing, stevedoring and cargo towing.
SEASIA Nectar Port Services Inc. (SNPSI), which is a joint venture between Seasia Logistic Philippines Inc. and Nectar Group Ltd, has commenced construction of the terminal, which represents an investment of P813 million.
Construction will be carried out in three phases. The first will include the development of a 5.9 ha. port facility with a 247 m quay and a 13.5 m draft. This phase will allow for the handling of at least 3 million tpy of cargo, and will accommodate two vessels of around 120 m or one supramax/panama vessel. The second and third phases will accommodate a further two vessels or one supramax/panama vessel.
“The presence of SNPSI would help in attracting more investors to locate at the FAB, as costs of shipment would be reduced. This project gives us confidence to market ourselves to other kinds of industries worldwide,” said Deogracias Custodio, Administrator of the Freeport Area of Bataan.
“We will ensure that the facility will meet the clients’ standards and employ efficient and proper cargo handling methods to avoid any impact to the environment,” said SNPSI Chair Ramon Atayde, adding that the terminal will be built and operated according to international standards.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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