International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (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. Photo shows the new RTGs at the MICT’s newly built Yard 7.
In 1988, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) won the 25 + 25 years concession to operate the Manila International Container Terminal (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. MICT is ICTSI’s flagship operation.