ICTSI goes hybrid for cleaner port operations
Global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. received four of the 16 hybrid rubber tired gantries it purchased last year in line with efforts to enhance efficiency and reduce emissions.
“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,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Global Corporate head.
Manufactured by Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., the new equipment will be deployed at ICTSI’s flagship Majila International Container Terminal.
The hybrid RTG uses diesel fuel saving technology that combines 200kVA Li-ion batteries and a smaller diesel engine, resulting in lower carbon emissions and better fuel efficiency.
Once fully commissioned, the new equipment 9oòppppppp9 are expected to further boost MICT’s container yard productivity, and allow the country’s largest, best-equipped and most technologically-advanced container terminal to fully match demand in terms of operational performance.
The new equipment also underscores the ICTSI Group’s commitment towards ensuring an environment-friendly supply chain—among which, includes expanding the use of next generation energy-efficient cargo handling equipment and vehicle fleets.
Capacity improvements are also underway at the MICT which include the first phase construction of Berths 7 and 8, and back-up areas for the future Berths 9 and 10.