(ICTSI) recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs) for its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), establishing the terminal as having the largest fleet of modern container-handling equipment
in the Philippines today with 18 QCs and 58 RTGs.
The berth is equipped with two Mitsubishi ship-to-shore gantry cranes, supported by two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes with a 100-tonne lifting capacity, in addition to container-handling equipment
including 18 reach stackers, two empty handlers and 28 terminal tractors, said the UAE group in its statement.
ICTSI said the MICT, the Philippines' leading international gateway, is further enhancing its fleet of container-handling equipment
with four new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) from Japan.
"The planned capital expenditures will be used to acquire more container-handling equipment
, upgrade port systems and technologies and develop new container storage areas within the Manila South Harbor expanded port zone and the Batangas port," ATI said in its filing.
In addition, container-handling equipment
will be bought.
For example, container-handling equipment
speeds are programmed according to the actual equipment specifications, thus yielding realistic times for travel throughout the yard.
All container-handling equipment
such as the new cranes will be fitted with the latest in computer technology.
In a major effort to reduce emissions from its large fleet of engine-powered equipment, Husky Terminal & Stevedoring, a major Port of Tacoma terminal operator, recently began using biodiesel fuel for all diesel-operated vehicles and container-handling equipment
Seaports throughout the world; manufacturers of container-handling equipment
(CHE); and organizations dedicated to improving container operations, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which develop appropriate containerization guidelines, have all adopted and now foster the use of standardized containers.
The latter can include unscrambling, layer-packing, and container-handling equipment