MICT gets four new hy­brid gantry cranes

Business World - - Corporate News - Denise A. Valdez

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Ser­vices, Inc. (ICTSI) said it re­cently re­ceived four new hy­brid rub­ber-tired gantries (RTG) for its flag­ship port, the Manila In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (MICT).

In a state­ment on Mon­day, the listed port op­er­a­tor said the eco-friendly RTGs are part of its long-term goal of ad­her­ing to en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fi­ciency in its op­er­a­tions.

“Seen to re­duce car­bon emis­sions by 40% and noise lev­els at the con­tainer yard, and up to 60% bet­ter fuel econ­omy-these hy­brids reaf­firm the Com­pany’s ef­forts in min­i­miz­ing the im­pact of port op­er­a­tions at its Manila flag­ship,” it said.

The four Mit­sui Li-ion Hy­brid RTGs are part of its or­der of 16 from Ja­pan-based Mit­sui En­gi­neer­ing & Ship­build­ing Co. Ltd. These have smaller diesel en­gines and a 200kVA Li-ion bat­tery, which would help im­prove the car­bon foot­print of MICT.

The re­main­ing 12 hy­brid RTGs are ex­pected to ar­rive within the first half of the year, to­gether with two su­per post-Pana­max quay cranes.

ICTSI started man­ag­ing the MICT in 1988 when it was awarded the 25 + 25 years con­ces­sion for the port.

Aside from MICT, ICTSI also op­er­ates sev­eral ports within the coun­try and out­side, such as in Asia Pa­cific, Africa, Amer­i­cas, Europe and Mid­dle East.

The Ra­zon-led firm is cur­rently aim­ing to make its op­er­a­tions across the ICTSI group eco-friendly by ac­quir­ing port tools with less car­bon foot­print and us­ing en­ergy-ef­fi­cient cargo han­dling equip­ment and ve­hi­cle fleets.

“As we con­tin­u­ously drive eco­nomic growth in our home op­er­a­tions, ICTSI will al­ways be at the fore­front of in­no­va­tion with ports equip­ment and adap­tive tech­nol­ogy that en­sures in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity while re­duc­ing car­bon foot­print,” ICTSI Global Cor­po­rate Head Chris­tian R. Gon­za­lez said in the state­ment.

ICTSI posted a 2.66% in­crease in its at­trib­ut­able net in­come at $153.29 mil­lion for the first three quar­ters of 2018, due to a 10% jump in rev­enues from port op­er­a­tions at $1 bil­lion. —

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