This study aims to present the development of the intermodal road-RoRo transport in the Philippines and its current position in the domestic shipping market. A review of the Road-RoRo Terminal System (RRTS) is provided, as well as its development and impacts since implementation in the country. A questionnaire survey with freight forwarders as respondents was conducted to determine the cargo volume shares of intermodal transport. The survey also revealed that travel time followed by transport cost are the top influential attributes in choosing intermodal transport over inter-island shipping and air transport. Transport costs and travel times for transport from Manila to selected destinations were estimated and compared for the two modes, which give insight on the preference of intermodal transport for some of these destinations.
2015 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies