BOC grants Tanza Container Terminal license to operate as CY operator

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BOC grants Tanza Container Terminal license to operate as CY operator
Customs commissioner Bienvenido Rubio (second from left) hands over Tanza Container Terminal Inc.'s license to operate as a container yard to a TCTI official. Photo from the Bureau of Customs.
  • The Bureau of Customs granted Tanza Container Terminal a license to operate as an inland container terminal and container yard
  • TCTI is a unit of Asian Terminals Inc
  • It was incorporated in January 2018 and set up to develop, operate and manage a barge terminal in Tanza to cater to Philippine Economic Zone Authority cargoes
  • TCTI is located in Barangay Calibuyo, Tanza, Cavite, on which ATI holds a 25-year lease

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has granted Tanza Container Terminal Inc. (TCTI) a license to operate as an inland container terminal and container yard.

The recognition of TCTI as an authorized entity for container yard (CY) operations came via a Certificate of Authority on March 25, 2024.

The grant of license is in compliance with guidelines outlined in Section 5 of Customs Administrative Order No. 9-2019 and Customs Memorandum Order No. 18-2022.

CMO 18-2022 implements CAO No. 09-2019, which sets guidelines on the establishment, operation, supervision, and control of customs facilities and warehouses (CFWs) under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

CFWs are facilities established and authorized by BOC for temporary storage of goods. These include CYs, container freight stations, seaport temporary storage warehouses, airport temporary storage warehouses, and other premises for customs purposes. Other types of CFWs are terminal facilities, off-dock CFW, off-terminal CFW, and inland container depots.

Managed and operated by Asian Terminals Inc (ATI), TCTI was incorporated in January 2018 and was set up to develop, operate and manage a barge terminal in Tanza to cater to Philippine Economic Zone Authority cargoes.

TCTI is located in Barangay Calibuyo, Tanza, Cavite, on which ATI holds a 25-year lease.

Equipment has been acquired and recognized under TCTI.

The four-hectare TCTI features a concrete container yard, docking facilities with harbor cranes and will be supported by reach-stackers, loaders, internal transfer vehicles among other operations-critical equipment.

TCTI will be directly linked to Manila South Harbor via barges, enabling efficient transfer of containers while contributing to traffic reduction along metro roads.