The Philippines Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has upgraded its terminal operating system (TOS) to Navis N4 3.4 as part of an US$80m improvement project.
MICT, operated by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), announced the project after handling more than 2m teu in 2016, a company milestone.
Mark Welles, vice president and general manager for Asia, said: “The ability to foresee the rise of mega ships coming to the Port of Manila and the evolving customer needs as a result, has enabled the terminal to stay two steps ahead and plan its technology requirements accordingly.”
MICT, which was previously using an older version of N4, is the biggest terminal in Manila and in recent years has expanded its annual capacity and cargo handling fleet.
Also included in ICTSI’s expansion project is an order for five post-Panamax quay cranes capable of servicing 13,000 teu vessels and 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
ICTSI also announced some of the US$80m has gone towards the construction of a seventh berth at MICT.