The International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) will spend around PHP15 billion to add a new berth at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines. The capacity addition project goes beyond ICTSI’s contractual commitments to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
Works on the new berth, MICT’s eight, will be carried out in multiple phases. Additional 400 meter of quay as well as 12 hectare of yard space will be added. Annual capacity will be increased to 200,000 TEUs. Once operational, it will increase the terminal’s capacity to handle ships of up to 18,000 TEUs.
This will make MICT the largest international gateway in the Philippines.
Moreover, ICTSI has also commenced modernisation works on Berths 1 to 5 to install additional reefer racks to allow for 300 TEUs of reefer cargo.