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.
The new RTGs, manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES), are part of the total 16-unit fleet that runs on a combination of 22kVah Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine – expected to reduce terminal emissions by up to 40 percent. The new RTGs will be deployed immediately to further increase the MICT’s yard productivity.
Eight more hybrid RTGs, along with another pair of super post-Panamax quay cranes are expected to be delivered before the end of the third quarter of 2019. On full delivery, the MICT fleet will be composed of 18 quay cranes and 58 RTGs – the largest containerized cargo handling fleet in the country.
ICTSI has invested more than US$80 million for capital equipment in MICT, enabling the country’s largest and most technologically advanced container terminal to meet rising levels of demand in the era of neo-Panamax vessels.