Though the expanded Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) has only been in action for six months, its impact on logistics has been tremendous.

In fact, the pathway has received nothing but praise from its users, specifically transport companies, the NLEX Corporation shared on Sunday (October 24). 

According to NLEX Corporation President Luigi Bautista, the positive feedback coming the SFEX’s way validates their efforts in “spurring investments and boosting efficiencies of businesses in North and Central Luzon provinces.”

Bautista also recognized the important role that truckers and transporters play during this COVID-19 health crisis. 

“Our truckers and those in the logistics industries serve as lifeline maintaining critical supply chains during this pandemic,” he said. 

“We are delighted that the new SFEX has been significantly beneficial for this sector that plays a key role in the economic recovery,” Bautista added. 

JA Global Logistics Solutions’ President Bernstein Estiandan said the expanded SFEX significantly reduced their travel times. 

“Roads are considered the arteries of our economy and improving the flow of traffic means faster delivery of goods and services. This is what the SFEX made happen with its expansion―the travel time of our trucks to and from Subic Port is now 50 percent faster. Our operations became more efficient. And most importantly, it increased the level of safety in driving,” he said. 

As part of its expansion and upgrade, the SFEX received 16.4 new lane kilometers, two new bridges in Jadjad and Argonaut, and a new tunnel to improve mobility and travel safety. 

New LED lights were installed along the expressway and drainage was enhanced as well. 

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