This chapter includes the following articles.
Benefitting from an advantageous geographic position flanking critical global trade routes between North America, ASEAN and Australia, the Philippines is well positioned to transform its transport sector into a major economic growth driver in the coming years, bolstered by rising maritime trade, air passenger volumes and commuter traffic. There is plenty of room for improvement, however. Robust population and economic growth, combined with rapid urbanisation and decades of underinvestment in critical infrastructure, has exacerbated congestion across all segments of the sector, particularly within the Metro Manila area and Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island.
This chapter contains a roundtable with Andrew R Hoad, Executive Vice-President, Asian Terminals Inc; Christian R Gonzalez, Asia Region Head, International Container Terminal Services Inc; and Jay Daniel R Santiago, General Manager, Philippine Ports Authority.