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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Manila International Container Terminal News

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ICTSI Manila Adds More Equipments

The port and terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) said that  its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)  recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).According to a press release, the terminal has the largest fleet of modern container-handling equipment in the Philippines today with 18 QCs and 58 RTGs.Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC), the QC is part of the five from ICTSI’s 2018 USD80-million capacity improvement program package.

Manila International Container Terminal, Philippines.  Photo: ICTSI

ICTSI Manila Yard Utilization Falls Again

The global port management company International Container Terminal Services Inc.(ICTSI) said yard utilization at its Manila port dropped 58 percent in June despite a series of holiday periods and low trucking activity.The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), ICTSI flagship, recorded the drop in utilization rates despite recording its all-time highest throughput over a four-month period.Philippines-headquartered port and terminal operator said that this follows the 70 percent utilization rate recorded in April…

Arrival of the four hybrid RTGs at MICT’s Berth 5. Photo: International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

MICT Gets Eco-Friendly RTGs

International Container Terminal Services, Inc.'s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received four of 16 new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTG) as part of the Company’s long-term investment in capacity enhancement and environmental efficiency."A first in Philippines and Manufactured by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) of Japan, the Mitsui Li-ion Hybrid RTG is equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine that dramatically improves the carbon footprint of the terminal…

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Manila Ports Utilization Remains Healthy

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) informed that the cargo volume in the country has registered a modest hike in the first seven months of the year despite the sluggish performances from almost all aspects of local and foreign trade.Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that Philippine cargo traffic totaled 147.271 million metric tons (MMT) in the January to July 2018 period or a 2% hike compared to the 144.412 MMT handled in the same period last year.The…

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Containership Catches Fire at Manila Port

The Marshall Islands-flagged containership MV Cape Moreton caught fire while berthed at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)in Tondo,  in the Philippines on Saturday. Reports from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said smoke was first seen billowing from freight containers onboard MV Cape Moreton around 9:15 a.m. Photos from the scene show thick smoke billowing from the cargo area as firefighters battled the blaze. The PCG said around 20 fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) were sent to put out the flames…


ICTSI Manila Starts Container Booking System

The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Port of Manila has started implementing a vehicle appointment system called Terminal Appointment Booking System (TABS) for selected user groups. Largely seen as a proactive alternative to counterproductive truck bans, TABS is an electronic platform for booking containers in the two international ports of Manila. Designed to optimize the entry and exit of containerized cargo to and from MICT, TABS was developed in response…

ICTSI port management company currently involved in the operations and development of marine terminals and port projects worldwide. Map by ICTSI

ICTSI Shows Interest in Greece's Port

Philippines head quartered International Container Terminal Services Inc. has expressed interest in a majority stake in Piraeus port in Greece, says a report in AFP. “Yes. We are now reviewing this opportunity,” ICTSI vice president and treasurer Rafael Consing Jr. said in a text message. Greece unblocked the sale of a 51 per cent stake in Piraeus port and has invited three short listed investors to submit binding bids by September. Chinese conglomerate COSCO and the Dutch company…

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'Business as Usual' for Manila Port During Papal Visit

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) says that the country's major seaports, except the Manila South Harbor, will remain open during Pope Francis' visit to the country from January 15 to 19. PPA general manager Juan Sta. Ana said it is “business as usual” for the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), North Port, Harbour Centre Port Terminals Inc., and the Tacloban baseport. The clarifications come after reports in the local media that the Manila Port will be closed prompting PPA to suspend operations.

First Gloria reachstackers into Asia

Kalmar Delivers first Gloria Reachstackers into Asia

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is delivering four of its latest generation Gloria reachstackers to  International Container Terminal Services Inc Group (ICTSI). The 45 tonne capacity units are the first operational in the Asia-Pacific territory, following their launch in Shanghai in August 2014. They will be undertaking container handling in two of ITCSI's terminals, Manila and Subic in the Philippines. The order was signed into Cargotec's third quarter 2014 intake. Two of the units were delivered in December and the next two will be delivered in January 2015.