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DP World unveils Philippines biggest passenger facility at Batangas Port

The new DP World facility at the Philippines’ Batangas Port is set to revolutionise the nation’s port operations

DP World, alongside Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), has announced the unveiling of the new Batangas Passenger Terminal in the Philippines.

The new facility is the largest passenger facility in the country, located at Batangas Port, with the two-year, $38 million modernisation project now complete.

Located 110km from Manila, the terminal serves as the country’s largest inter-island hub, connecting mainland Luzon to key island provinces and destinations in Visayas and Mindanao.

The Batangas Port also hosts a container terminal primarily serving the Calabarzon region, which is home to major economic zones.

The modernisation initiative has more than doubled the terminal’s capacity, accommodating up to eight million passengers annually.

“The Batangas Port – specifically, the passenger terminal – has become an integral part of daily lives of millions who pass through to get to school, work and home,” DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem says.

“This project is an additional boost to enhance overall passenger experience, and I’m heartened by the trust which our partners have placed in us to help realise our shared vision of transforming Batangas Port to a world-class terminal.

“We will also continue to invest in high-impact port development projects through ATI, our strategic partner in the Philippines, to reinforce the port’s role as a trading hub in the region.”

ATI president Eusebio Tanco says the port serves as an “important lynchpin” in the Philippine’s nautical highway system.

“With the completion of this modernisation project, we are heralding a new era of marine transportation, characterised by utmost comfort, safety and convenience for travellers, on par with the world’s best,” Tanco says.

“Through our partnership with DP World, we have successfully transformed the Batangas Port into the country’s biggest, busiest and most modern domestic inter-island hub, ready to support greater domestic integration and play a bigger role in economic transformation.”

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