The Mindanao Container Terminal located at PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate is now expanding.

The planned MCT phase 2 expansion is for the food, bulk and grains terminal. The current container terminal has a two quay side gantry cranes measuring 30 meters high; 37 meters outreach and four rubber-tired gantry cranes that are capable of stacking up to four-level high containers in six rows.

The planned expansion will give an additional 300 meters of wharf area and as shown in the google earth image below, the area being expanded is on the southern side going to Barangay Casinglot. The boundaries for the bulk and grains terminal are indicated by the arrows.

Soil testing equipments are now on the bay area to ensure proper installation of the piles as shown.

Once this expansion is finished, the total wharf area of MCT would now reach 600 mtrs and will now accommodate 60,000 DWT local and international vessels, making it one of the most modern and biggest ports in the Philippines. The International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) operates MCT.

photos and text by nooboon

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