MAFI rolls along nicely in Manila

MAFI  port equipment is in demand at Manila MAFI port equipment is in demand at Manila

MAFI Transport-Systeme GmBH has just delivered six terminal tractors to ICTSI Manila in time for the opening of the new container handling terminal, Berth 6, which is due to open next month.

An MAFI spokesperson told Port Strategy: “ICTSI chose MAFI because of obvious advantages for the operator, such as reduced investment, less maintenance costs and savings of labour costs.

Besides this, the fact that three containers can be transported at a time results in considerable fuel reduction.”

Each tractor unit consists of a multi trailer system (MTS) – one tractor and three container chassis, so called short MTS because the tractor is led by a single axle semi trailer and two drawbar chassis.

The fifth wheel of the MT 30 tractor has a lifting capacity of 32 tonnes. The tractor’s chassis consists of a reinforced design leading to increased durability.

Hence, the MTS system allows for high payloads – each container chassis can carry standard ISO containers up to a total of 180 tonnes.

Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is expected to grow from its current annual capacity of 1.9m teu to 2.5m teu when Berth 6 opens next month.

MICT currently accounts for 65 percent of the container traffic moving through Manila.

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