International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI)’s flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has further upgraded the Philippines’ largest fleet of container-handling equipment with four new hybrid rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs) from Japan.
The new RTGs are manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) and will be deployed immediately with the aim to further increase MICT’s yard productivity.
In total, with the addition of these four new cranes, MICT operates a total 16-unit fleet that runs on a combination of 22kVah Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine.
The 16 cranes are predicted to reduce terminal emissions by up to 40%.
Before the end of the third quarter of 2019, eight more hybrid RTGs along with another pair of super post-Panamax quay cranes are expected to be delivered.
Once all deliveries have been completed the MICT fleet will consist of 18 quay cranes and 58 RTGs, further establishing itself as the largest containerised cargo handling fleet in the country.
ICTSI has invested over US$80m for capital equipment in MICT in order to enable the container terminal to meet rising levels of demand in the era of neo-Panamax vessels.