International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is expanding its Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) with the development of another berth.

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Berth 8 will be built in two phases. Currently under design, it will add a 400 m quay and up to 12 ha of yard area. Water alongside will be initially dredged to a depth of 13.5 m with potential further deepening to 15 m draught.

On completion, Berth 8 will be equipped with at least four quay cranes – two of which will be delivered in 2025 – which will be the largest in the terminal and in the country.

“The added capacity will allow us to stay ahead of demand and address the steadily increasing volume, a sure sign of economic recovery for our country. Berth 8 will be a game-changer for the city; it will take Manila’s port capabilities to a whole new level with the ability to handle the larger capacity ships and the additional volume that comes with them,” said Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI executive vice president.

Aside from the construction of Berth 8, ICTSI has commenced the modernisation of Berths 1 to 5 and their backup and yard areas.