International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) recently took delivery of four new rubber tired gantry cranes (RTGs) for its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT).
The RTGs are part of ICTSI’s large port equipment order from Cargotec’s Kalmar. They also form part of the MICT’s port equipment upgrading to complement and sustain the multimillion dollar infrastructure development project at the terminal, which includes the expansion of the container yard.
MICT has recently optimised its port operations with the installation of a TABS booking system, which aims to reduce road traffic and prevent container blockages.
Manila Fact File: In 1988, ICTSI won the 25 + 25 years concession to operate the 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.
ICTSI Fact File: Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, ICTSI is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector.