In support of government’s Build-Build-Build flagship program and in line with its investment commitment with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Asian Terminals Inc. is upgrading the Batangas Port’s passenger terminal and berthing facilities to transform it into a distinctive sea transport infrastructure to resemble the fast-craft terminals of Hongkong and Macau.

“Once completed, the new passenger terminal will feature modern amenities, complete with food and commercial kiosks, including the electronic ticketing system of PPA, for the convenient and comfortable travel experience for nearly 4,000 passengers at any one time,” ATI said in a statement.

In 2019, the Batangas Port handled over 4 million outbound passengers and over 430,000 domestic vehicles as the primary linkage between mainland Luzon, Mimaropa (Region 4B covering Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and the Visayas-Mindanao region.

Industry leader NW Steel Industries, the same team behind ATI’s world-class multi-level car storage facility in Batangas Port, is spearheading the project.

The seaports of Batangas have long been designated by the PPA as an alternative to the seaports in Manila, as Batangas City is accessible through the Southern Luzon Expressway and near the industrial enclaves of the Calabarzon (Region 4A covering Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon). CURRENTPH

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