South Pacific International Container Terminal gets new hybrid RTGs

Delivery of SPICT’s new hybrid RTGs


South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) operation in the Port of Lae, Papua New Guinea, continues to ramp up operations with the acquisition of two brand new Mitsui hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTG).
Powered by a combination of a smaller diesel engine and lithium-ion battery, the Mitsui hybrids will contribute to more efficient landside operation resulting in faster turnaround time for outside trucks. Additionally, the hybrid mechanism helps reduce the terminal’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.
Aside from getting new hybrid RTGs, SPICT also took delivery of two post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes late last year. The STS cranes are the first of their kind and currently the largest port equipment in Papua New Guinea.

“The receipt of two electric STS cranes for the berth was the first big step of our terminal decarbonization journey, and we are very excited to receive these Hybrid RTG cranes, which show SPICT’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint from yard operations,” said Robert Maxwell, CEO ICTSI South Pacific.