Cargo handling solution company, Kalmar, has recently won a contract to deliver container handling equipment and automation technology with a worth of approximately 40 million Euros to a new container terminal at Port of Melbourne, which is operated by Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd.
The order is due to consist of 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers which are scheduled for delivery during 2016. The new terminal at Melbourne’s Webb Dock is to introduce fully automated operations from gate to quayside and deliver an approximate capacity of 350,000 TEU in its first phase. Its development will see the terminal obtain the ability to handle up to 1.4 million TEU per year.
Head of the Asia-Pacific region at International Container Terminal Services Inc., Christian R. Gonzalez, has said: “This I a premier project for ICTSI in Australia and the partnership with Kalmar allows us to introduce cutting edge, best-proven automated container handling equipment and technologies to Webb Dock.” Gonzalez also added: “Kalmar’s strong track record in delivering automated terminal solutions in Australia as well as in other parts of the world will help to put Melbourne amongst the leading ports of the world.” The construction of the terminal is due to commence later this year.
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