Aboitiz Construction completes construction of Berth for Davao International Container Terminal
Aboitiz Construction kicked off 2021 with great milestones and one of the highlights is the completion of the design and construction of Berth for one of the most modern container ports in the country, the Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, last March.
The completed project aimed to construct Berth no. 4 which is a structure that is 33 meters wide and 177 meters long, has a connecting bridge access and a mooring Dolphin. A total of 1,965 pieces of precast pile cap, beams, girder and t-beams were installed. Two barges and 4 cranes were used for installation works.
This project is an extension of the company’s previous construction of Berths 1-3 for DICT. In total, the length of DICT Berth is 600 meters which can moor 3 units of Post Panamax vessels.
“Aboitiz Construction’s contribution to the improvement of DICT involves our expertise in Ports and Marine works and our commitment towards quality and safety in all our projects. With the design and construction of Berths, DICT is now the biggest modern container terminal in Mindanao, and this improvement has further emboldened Aboitiz Construction to continue building structures for a better future,” said Anton Mari G. Perdices, Director, President, and Chairman of Aboitiz Construction.
Previously known as San Vicente Terminal which handled dock break bulk vessels that load agricultural products, DICT is now regarded as a modern container terminal in the country that handles larger vessels, loading products like construction equipment and rubber raw products.
The construction of Berths has increased the turnaround time for loading of vessels. This means more vessels can now dock at the terminal to bring more produce and agricultural products in and out of the region, potentially creating demand. A total of 121 employees were hired for the said project and out of this number, around 72% were locally hired.
Aboitiz Construction is the construction arm of one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines, the Aboitiz Group. It is also a privately-held company with a 45-year track record of building structures of value, with quality and safety in mind that advances businesses and communities and contributes to building a better future. #