The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has initiated talks with Canadian Pacific Consultants to conduct a study on the planned cargo rail project for efficient cargo transport at ports in Manila. PPA is talking to Canadian experts for possible rail connectivity in the North Harbour, the South Harbour, and the Manila International Container Terminal. PPA sees the need to revive the cargo rail links that are used to transport container cargo from ports in Manila to container yards near the economic zones in order to help decongest traffic going to these ports. The study would take eight months to complete and the implementation will take three years, with the DOTC–PPA as the lead agency, along with the Philippine National Railways (PNR) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).