Manila International Container Terminal
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.
New berths, yards to be built, ICTSI to further expand Manila flagship; New equipment to complement expansion
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has given the nod for capacity improvements at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI).
Foremost among these improvements is the first phase construction of Berths 7 and 8, set to begin on October 15. The second phase, to begin in February 19 pending final approvals, will add full back up area for the future berths 9 and 10.
A first in the country and Manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) of Japan, the Mitsui Li-ion Hybrid RTG is equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine that dramatically improves the carbon footprint of the terminal.
Once fully commissioned, the hybrid RTGs are expected to further boost MICT’s container yard productivity, and allow the country’s largest, best-equipped and most technologically-advanced container terminal to fully match demand in terms of operational performance.