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New Toll Roads and Its Effect on Logistics

By Cat Dewinta - February 22, 2021

New Toll Roads and Its Effect on Logistics

In the Philippines, the government puts up a budget to pave the way for ambitious road infrastructures to reduce traffic congestion and further improve economic performance in the country. The Metro Manila Skyway is one of the most notable infrastructure projects that involve an elevated highway passing through highly urbanized areas such as Quezon City, San Juan, Manila, Makati, Pasay, and Muntinlupa. It connects different cities in the National Capital Region and is considered one of the longest flyovers globally, spanning a total length of 31.2 kilometers.

The Skyway Project is a big help in moving goods to various locations in the country’s capital. This will make logistics and trucking more accessible and transport goods to different customers on time.

Other toll roads in the Philippines helped improve service for companies and cut travel time for Filipinos. These toll infrastructures include North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), NLEX Harbor Link, NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Manila Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR Tollways), and Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX).

New toll road infrastructure plays an essential role in the economy of a developing country. It makes travel more accessible and faster and provides the ability to reach more developing. Logistics is one of the industries that significantly benefit from having new toll roads and expressways. Explore each benefit below:

Reduced transportation costs

Having a good transportation infrastructure, like expressways and highway networks, enhances transportation and further reduces the cost of moving goods from one place to another. Companies and logistics providers will get lower prices that will increase productivity and profitability. A logistics provider transporting many goods to the province will now have the option to use new expressways with minimal fuel consumption rather than using minor roads.

Improved journey times

Expressways and toll roads make transportation journeys faster and more efficient. Deliveries and transportation schedules will be more reliable and timely for the customers. Even though there are extra costs in using toll roads, the benefit of getting deliveries on time and reducing fuel consumption will outweigh these costs. It will not only give extra savings but also improve service efficiency and quality.

Reduced delays to logistics and transportation

Logistics and transportation are made easier with new toll road projects. A package coming from the city can be transported to the province on the same day using expressways. Delivery delays will be significantly reduced, and the quality of service will be improved. By reducing delays, it is expected that more people will get interested in availing products and services due to exceptional delivery experience.

Tolls ways are a major help to any country since they connect different cities and promote trade and commerce. In the side of logistics, it has numerous good consequences such as faster transportation of goods and more efficient services.