PPA's New Pair of Post-Panamax Cranes Will Boost the Capability of MICT (Photos)


The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is now upbeat over prospects brought about by the new MICT Post-Panamax cranes. PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago witnessed the arrival of a pair of Neo-Panamax and Post-Panamax quay cranes to be used at the country's biggest container terminal, the Manila International Terminal (MICT).


According to the PPA, the pair of cranes arrived on Thursday June 7, 2018. PPA General Manager Santiago was quoted as saying "The new cranes will definitely boost the capability of the MICT and will definitely guarantee a congestion-free international container terminal," Santiago said.

MICT General Manager Santiago added further that "This is by far the biggest and argest crane that any port in the Philippines has. This enables the port of handle ships with capacity of up to 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs),” Santiago said.



The PPA expect that other ports will follow suit as they continue to drive towards their vision of globally competitive port by 2020.

The Philippine Ports Authority under the Duterte administration stated that the new quay cranes were manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC). The quay cranes are part of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)'s $80 million capital equipment program for MICT.

The pair of Neo-Panamax cranes and the Post-Panamax crane will be positioned at Berths 6 and 5, respectively. Upon full commissioning, MICT customers can expect quayside productivity gains, translating to shorter port stays.

The PPA also noted that aside from these pair of cranes, MICT is still set to receive eight (8) Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) Cranes by November 2018, and two (2) quay cranes on the first half of 2019.



With the new acquisitions, the MICT now has a total of sixteen (16) quay cranes, the largest fleet in the country.



Source: DOTr FB Page


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