ICTSI invests in eco-friendly RTGs

hybrid RTGs The Mitsui Li-ion Hybrid RTGs at Manila International Container Terminal. Credit: ICTSI

International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is improving its environmental footprint and efficiency with new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) featuring batteries and smaller than average diesel engines.

MICT has received four of 16 Mitsui Li-ion Hybrid RTGs manufactured by Japan-based Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) and equipped with a 200kVA Li-ion battery and a smaller diesel engine which are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 40%.

“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.

Fuel savings

A first in the Philippines, the RTGs are also designed to reduce container yard noise levels and offer up to 60% better fuel economy, to further minimise the impact of port operations. Once fully commissioned, the hybrid RTGs are expected to further boost MICT’s container yard productivity,

Two super post-Panamax quay cranes and twelve more hybrid RTGs are arriving before the end of the first half of 2019. Three QCs delivered in 2018, including the first pair of neo-Panamax cranes in the country, are already operational.

MICT has systems to strictly monitor and manage its stack emissions, water usage and effluent, and waste generation.

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