Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship terminal of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), is ready to handle some of the largest boxships with its new cranes.
Three new cranes, a pair of Neo-Panamax quay cranes and a Post-Panamax quay crane, arrived at the terminal on June 7. These will be positioned at Berths 6 and 5, respectively.
With the new equipment, MICT will be capable of handling containerships of up to 14,000 TEU, the largest in the intra-Asia trade.
“With the arrival of the new Neo-Panamax cranes, MICT is ready to address the pressing demand and volume increase by servicing larger vessels,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Head of Global Corporate and Regional Head of Asia Pacific & MICT.
Two more quay cranes are set to arrive in 2019.
Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC), the quay cranes are part of ICTSI’s USD 80 million capital equipment program for MICT.
With the new acquisitions, the MICT now has a total of 16 quay cranes, the largest fleet in the country.