The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has given the nod for capacity improvements at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the flagship operation of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI).
Foremost among these improvements is the first phase construction of Berths 7 and 8, set to begin on October 15. The second phase, to begin in February 19 pending final approvals, will add full back up area for the future berths 9 and 10.
The berth expansion will have a controlling depth of 13.5 to 14.5 metres. There will also be addition of yard space with the construction of the back-up area for berths 9 and 10.
Complementing these capacity improvements are the upcoming arrivals of 16 new rubber-tired gantries (RTG) in 2019, with the first eight RTGs available by April next year.
At the quay, two more super post Panamax quay cranes (QC) are expected to be delivered by next year. Three QCs were delivered earlier in the year and are already operational.
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