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Manila port receives light rail vehicles for LRT 1 project

  • Manila Harbor Center Port Services, Inc. recently took delivery of eight light rail vehicles for use in the Light Rail Transit 1 Cavite Extension project
  • The LRVs were shipped on Citadel Shipping’s MV Morning Margareta
  • MHCPSI has so far unloaded 48 LRVs from Spain and Mexico for use in the existing system and in the Cavite Extension project
  • Another 72 LRVs are scheduled for delivery until June 2022

Manila Harbor Center Port Services, Inc. (MHCPSI) recently took delivery of eight light rail vehicles (LRV) for use in the Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT 1) Cavite Extension project.

The LRVs were transported by Citadel Shipping’s MV Morning Margareta. This is the seventh LRV delivery this year by Citadel, the local ship agent of global roll-on/roll-off shipping company Eukor, which holds the exclusive rights to bring in the brand- new LRVs for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension project.

To date, MHCPSI has unloaded 48 LRVs from Spain and Mexico to be used for the existing system and the Cavite Extension project. Another 72 LRVs are scheduled for delivery until June 2022.

The Cavite extension project will extend the existing LRT Line 1 system from Baclaran, Parañaque to Bacoor, Cavite and cut travel time between the two areas to just 25 minutes from the current 1.5 hours. The project is already more than 50% complete as of August, according to the Department of Transportation.

A wholly owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc., MHCPSI operates a 10-hectare international breakbulk and bulk private port facility on the northern side of the Port of Manila.

READ: ICTSI acquires Manila Harbour Center for P2.45B

ICTSI last June 1 signed the share purchase agreement with Prime Strategic Holdings, Inc. to acquire 100% shares in MHCPSI. MHCPSI has a capacity of 4.5-million metric ton and caters to international and domestic non-containerized cargoes.

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