Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) now offers faster turnaround times after commissioning six rubber tired gantries (RTGs) last December.
The acquisition of additional container-handling equipment is part of the Company’s continuous efforts to further improve the terminal’s operational efficiency, and address the steady increase in volume over the recent years.
“This is the first time we’re utilizing RTGs since we started operating the New Container Terminal-1 in 2007. We have been exclusively using 11 reach stackers and two side lifters, and the introduction of RTGs has drastically changed the landscape of our yard operations,” says Roberto Locsin, Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) President.
He adds: “Aside from reducing truck dwell times and yard utilization, the integration of RTGs in our operation also increased the terminal’s static capacity by 42 percent. This move aligns with SBITC’s vision of supporting stakeholders across the supply chain and the region’s growing economy.”
With an annual capacity of 600,000 TEUs, SBITC strategically sits within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It’s surrounding deep waters and favorable proximity to the major international shipping routes make it highly accessible to large ships and regional markets.
Subic Freeport is the gateway to northern and central Luzon, serving the free ports and special economic zones in Subic and Clark, and the hinterlands of Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, and La Union.