Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit in Misamis Oriental, has acquired a mobile harbour crane to enhance capacity and boost productivity.
The new crane is set to augment the terminal’s existing quay cranes to enhance overall vessel handling capability by enabling simultaneous handling of two longer ships.
The equipment will be operational by December.
A side lifter will also be deployed in November to support MCT’s recently launched empty container depot service.
MCT’s acquisition of additional port equipment is part of its ongoing expansion programme.
This comes after the 100-metre berth expansion and installation of dolphin mooring and inland bollards back in 2020, in a bid to address increasing volumes and service demand.
The sum stands for an increase of 20 per cent from the $1.37 billion reported for the same period in 2021.