MICT welcomes new quay cranes


Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operation and the Philippines’ premier trade gateway at the Port of Manila, has taken delivery of three new quay cranes that will significantly enhance its capability to handle foreign ultra-large container vessels.

The latest delivery further underscores ICTSI’s commitment to provide efficient port services by leveraging world-class infrastructure and modern port technologies. The new equipment comprises two post-Panamax cranes featuring a reach of 18 rows across, and a neo-Panamax crane with a reach of 20 rows across. The post-Panamax will be deployed to Berths 3 and 4, while the neo-Panamax will be deployed to Berth 7. The cranes are manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

The quay cranes, along with other ongoing developments, will allow MICT to stay ahead of the curve in terms of volume growth and trade demand. MICT’s capability to handle larger vessels will also enable the supply chain to benefit from economies of scale that come with the ships’ increased capacity.