ICTSI speeds up construction at home

Manila: International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is speeding up the construction of new facilities in Manila and Laguna to help try and decongest the ports in the Philippine capital.

New yard facilities at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and at the new 21-hectare inland container depot (ICD) in Laguna are being rushed through, ICTSI said in a statement. 

The two projects would add more than 20% of the existing static yard capacity. 

“Even in its earliest stages of development, the new ICD alone will add new laden, empty, and warehousing capacity to the market, and will deliver a further 250,000 teu capacity to MICT,” Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI head for Asia, Pacific and the Sub Continent said. 

ICTSI also has plans for a new berth, and is awaiting government approval for the addition.

ICTSI will also incorporate rail provisions into the new MICT yard to augment the 21-hectare Laguna ICD. [01/10/14]