International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has begun the design phase of a planned additional berth at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines’ capital city.
The construction of the new berth, which will be done in two phases, will allow MICT to handle increasing volume demand and serve new-generation container vessels that can each carry up to 18,000 TEUs.
MICT’s new Berth 8 will add a total of 400 metres of quay and up to 12 hectares of yard area in phases. The water alongside will be initially dredged to a depth of 13.5 metres with potential further deepening to 15 metres draught.
The full build, including Berths 6 and 7 and combined with the 1,300 metres of Berths 1 through 5, will give MICT a total berth length of 2,300 metres and expand the MICT berthing and total capacities by 21 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively.
ICTSI estimates that the expansion will cost around PHP15 billion (US$288.74 million).
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