Construction of more port terminal and storage facilities encourages industrial growth
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The abundance of port terminal and storage facilities in the historic peninsula signifies the marvelous characteristic of a progressive maritime trade route structure which may categorize Bataan as one of the premier investment hubs in Central Luzon.
The coastal areas of Limay and Mariveles towns have been identified as viable sites for petroleum products and storage facilities for raw materials for locally-based manufacturing plants located in various eco-industrial zones in the province.
Provincial Board Member Jose Villapando, Sr., chairman of Bataan Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Committee on Transport and Communication has stressed the proliferation of port terminal and storage facilities would elevate the province to a higher level of economic development.
Citing the latest expansion trend in the province, Board Member Villapando said the stringent industrial and trade logistic management concepts are now generally accepted norms requiring efficient and integrated maritime transport services.
Substantial reforms and refurbishing of port systems are logically necessary to accommodate the large volume of raw materials coming from abroad.
Board Member Villapando explained the efficient transport, handling and storage of container vans are rational inputs in the sustainable growth of the national and local economic postures.
He mentioned that the Bataan Bulk Terminal, one of the largest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import facility in the country has an estimated capacity of 12,000 metric tons and a logistic capability to cater to the rising demand for diesel, motor gasoline products and bunker fuel oil.
The two other port terminal and storage facilities are Jetti Petroleum and Oilink Bataan Storage with more than 30 storage tanks with more than 2 million barrels of gas oil, mogas, ethylalcohool, jet fuel, etc.