Subic terminal beefs up RTG fleet

September 8, 2022

The Subic Bay International Terminal Corp., an affiliate of the Razon-led International Container Terminal Services, Inc., will be installing additional rubber-tired gantries to improve its operations, productivity and support for the growth prospects in north and central Luzon.

RTG, sometimes called transtainer, is a mobile gantry crane used for stacking containers in the terminal.

The four RTG scheduled for delivery in the last week of September will augment the terminal’s existing fleet of six RTG and enable quicker truck and vessel turnaround times for smoother cargo flow, ICTSI said in a statement.

The resulting efficiency gains will allow SBITC to stay ahead of the demand curve and cater to the increased cargo shipments during the peak shipping season.

SBITC started using RTG in 2019, which resulted in reduced truck dwell times, improved yard utilization and a 42 percent increase in the terminal’s static capacity.

The additional RTG enable SBITC to further improve its service offerings to stakeholders and raise the industry standard in the region.

With an annual capacity of 600,000 20-foot equivalent units, SBITC is the gateway to the markets of North and Central Luzon.

Its strategic location at the Subic Bay Freeport, naturally deep waters, and proximity to major international shipping routes–combined with ICTSI’s world-class brand of port operation and management–have helped transform the Port of Subic into one of the Philippines’ most important shipping hubs.

In 2007, under the Subic Port Development Project, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority awarded ICTSI subsidiary SBITC the concession for the New Container Terminal 1, with commercial operations commencing in 2008.

In 2011, under the Subic Port Project’s second phase, SBMA awarded ICTSI Subic, Inc. the concession to operate NCT 2.

Increasing volumes at the Subic Bay Freeport enabled ICTSI to streamline and interface the operations of NCT 1 and 2.

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