Manila Harbor Center Port Services Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc., said Tuesday it took delivery of eight light rail vehicles from Citadel Shipping’s MV Morning Margareta for the Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite Extension Project.
MHCPSI is a multipurpose terminal that specializes in handling project cargo at the Port of Manila.
“This is the seventh LRV delivery this year by Citadel, the local ship agent of global RoRo shipping company Eukor,” MHCPSI said.
Eukor holds the exclusive right to bring in the brand new LRVs for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project.
MHCPSI said it unloaded 48 LRVs from Spain and Mexico to be used for the existing system and Cavite Extension project of the Light Rail Transit Line 1. Another 72 LRVs are scheduled for delivery until June 2022.
“We are honored to be given the opportunity to share our cargo handling expertise and assist the Department of Transportation, Light Rail Transit Authority and the Light Rail Manila Corp. in the implementation of this much-needed project that aims to provide the public with a reliable, safe and efficient mass transport system,” said MHCPSI executive director Phillip Marsham.
MHCPSI runs the largest international breakbulk and bulk operations at the Port of Manila. Located at the north wharf of the Manila Harbour Centre, the company operates a 10-hectare, 4.5-million metric ton capacity multipurpose terminal that caters to both international and domestic cargo.
MHCPSI started commercial operations in December 2020 under a permit to operate issued by the Philippine Ports Authority.