International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Tuesday its business unit in Misamis Oriental acquired a mobile harbor crane to enhance capacity and boost productivity.
The MHC will augment the Mindanao Container Terminal’s quay cranes to enhance overall vessel handling capability by enabling simultaneous handling of two longer ships. It will be operational by December.
MCT deployed two new rubber-tired gantries in March to increase the efficiency of its landside operations. It will also deploy a side lifter in November to support MCT’s recently-launched empty container depot service.
MCT’s acquisition of additional port equipment is part of its ongoing expansion program. This comes after the 100-meter berth expansion and installation of dolphin mooring and inland bollards back in 2020.
These improvements are meant to address the increase in volume and service demand, allowing MCT to better support the growing markets in Mindanao.
MCT develops, manages and operates the container terminal at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.
It provides full terminal operations and supports the Philippines’ agro-industrial sectors in Mindanao and the country’s international standing as a leader in fresh and canned pineapple trade.