Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippines’ leading international gateway and flagship of International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI), further upgrades the country’s largest fleet of container-handling equipment with four new hybrid rubber-tired gantries from Japan.
The new RTGs, manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES), are part of the total 16-unit fleet that runs on a combination of 22kVah Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine -- expected to reduce terminal emissions by up to 40 percent. The new RTGs will be deployed immediately to further increase the MICT’s yard productivity.
Eight more hybrid RTGs, along with another pair of super post-Panamax quay cranes are expected to be delivered before the end of the third quarter of 2019. On full delivery, the MICT fleet will be composed of 18 quay cranes and 58 RTGs – the largest containerized cargo handling fleet in the country.
ICTSI has invested more than US$80 million for capital equipment in MICT, enabling the country’s largest and most technologically advanced container terminal to meet rising levels of demand in the era of neo-Panamax vessels.
About Manila International Container Terminal
In 1988, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) won the 25 + 25 years concession to operate the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in an international tender. Since ICTSI’s takeover, MICT has increased its annual capacity five-fold, expanded its container handling fleet to make it the largest and most modern container terminal in the Philippines, and switched from a manual control system to an integrated real-time IT terminal control system. MICT is ICTSI’s flagship operation. (www.mictweb.com)
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector. (www.ictsi.com)