Manila port terminal gets new yard equipment
Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s flagship operation at the Port of Manila, recently took delivery of eight new Mitsui hybrid rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes for its container yard to further improve operational efficiency in light of growing volumes.
The latest acquisition expands MICT’s RTG fleet to 52 units – 40 of which are hybrids powered by a combination of lithium-ion battery and smaller diesel engine.
The MICT started using hybrid RTGs in 2018 to reduce the terminal’s carbon footprint as it ramps up efforts to become the most sustainable terminal in the Philippines. Photo shows the arrival of 10 hybrid RTGs at MICT, including two units bound for Mindanao Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental.
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.mict.com.ph)
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