International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has deployed four new generation reachstackers at its Manila and Subic operations following an increase of container volumes in and out of Luzon island in the Philippines.
The units, supplied and manufactured by Finnish company Kalmar, are stationed at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and at the New Container Terminals 1 and 2 at the Subic Bay Freeport.
The Gloria or Generation G reachstackers have a 45-tonne total lift capacity, offer three ECO driving modes, namely power, normal and economy, and feature an automatic stop-start function, aiming to reduce emissions and provide fuel efficiency of up to 10%.
The new additions bring the total fleet of mobile container handling equipment deployed at the MICT and Subic terminals to 27.
Björn Jonasson, Kalmar Asia sales director, was pleased that ICTSI became the first customer of the Gloria products in Asia after their previous launch in other regions.
Antonio Coronel, ICTSI purchasing director, stated that the equipment could both boost productivity and reduce operation costs.
ICTSI’s flagship operation, MICT, is the Philippines’ largest international container terminal with an annual capacity of 4.2m teu; the Subic terminals are operated by ICTSI subsidiaries Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. and ICTSI Subic, Inc.