SBMA chair reveals P6.33M Subic port expansion plan 

Subic Bay Freeport – Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator has revealed the P6.33-million port expansion plan for this premier Freeport.

Speaking before the participants of the Central Luzon Transport & Trade Conference 2024 held at the Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort on May 24, Aliño presented Subic’s Port Expansion plan under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-Regional Development Master Plan. 

“Subic Bay Freeport will have additional berthing facilities in the Boton Area alongside the expansion of the Boton Wharf with an approximate cost of P6.33-million. The plan would include the reclamation for a terminal expansion with a ten-hectare area, expansion and deepening of the existing wharf by 1.5 meters, and the inclusion of a general cargo and Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) terminal,” Aliño said.

He also said that the New Container Terminal 3 will also have an expansion plan to include additional berthing facilities and a quay with a length of 410 meters and width of 700 meters, a total area of 28.7 hectares, and a depth of 16 meters. The said project will cost P20-billion. 

The agency also plans to create additional berthing facilities at the San Bernardino Road which will have a multi-purpose terminal that has a quay length of 400 meters, an area of 17.4 hectares, and a depth of 12 meters.

“The construction of the 400-meter wharf will have warehouses and open spaces, an empty container yard, and a truck weigh scale area. The expansion at the San Bernardino Road will cost around P10 billion,” Aliño added.

Aside from the aforementioned expansion plans, the SBMA also aims to implement the Port Expansion Plan at the Redondo Peninsula that includes the construction of a P9.35-billion multi-purpose terminal with a 600m by 500m quay that has a total area of 30 hectares and a depth of 13.5 meters.

“This will also include the construction of a 600-meter wharf, warehouses, an admin building, truck parking, truck weigh scale, sentry gate, open storage, offices and facilities for workers,” Aliño also said.

A proposed multi-purpose terminal at the Lower Mau area of the Subic Bay Freeport is also in the works that includes a 570-meter quay with a total area of 17.2 hectares and a depth of 13 meters. The said facility will have the same amenities as the other multi-purpose terminals, but has an approximate cost of P10.19 million.

Aliño stated that the SBMA is bullish on the shipping industry, citing that Subic Bay Freeport can easily handle the shipping industry in the North and Central Luzon. “This is why we are pushing for these expansion plans, we want the world to know that Subic Bay Freeport is more than capable of handling their cargo,” he added. 

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