‘NLEX Harbor Link a boon to logistics’

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‘NLEX Harbor Link a boon to logistics’

Richmond Mercurio

(The Philippine Star) – October 24, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The recently completed NLEX Harbor Link project is proving to be a boon to the logistics sector, catering to an average of 30,109 vehicles per day.

NLEX Corp. said most of the vehicles using the Harbor Link are from the logistics industry.

The project has paved the way for easier delivery of goods and services in areas between the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Port of Manila.

“As motorists, especially those driving cargo trucks, discover the efficiency of using the Harbor Link route, traffic at the Balintawak southbound and nearby roads has been reduced,” NLEX president and general manager Luigi Bautista said.

“What we have envisioned a few years ago is now happening – that is helping ensure the faster movement of vehicles traveling between the Port and different inland destinations in North and Central Luzon,” Bautista said.

Bautista said despite the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, the Harbor Link has continued to serve motorists both northbound and southbound directions.

The entire NLEX Harbor Link traverses Barangay Karuhatan in Valenzuela City, Tinajeros in Malabon City, Caloocan Interchange in Grace Park C3/5th Avenue, and Navotas Interchange in North Bay Boulevard South, Navotas City.

It has cut travel time from Quezon City to the Port of Manila from two hours to 20 minutes.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the Harbor Link is an important part of the Luzon Spine Expressway Network Program aimed at reducing road travel time within Luzon.

“The NLEX Harbor Link offers a much-needed recourse to reduce the travel time from Quezon City to Manila and serves its purpose of alleviating the daily traffic woes of cargo trucks, commuters, and other drivers. Moreover, it has enabled truckers to cut their operating costs, thus giving opportunities to increase their earnings,” NLEX Corp. said.