Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to deliver container handling equipment and related automation technology worth more than EUR 40 million (USD 52.5m) to Port of Melbourne’s new container terminal, operated by Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd (VICTL). The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers scheduled for delivery throughout 2016.
The new terminal at Melbourne’s Webb Dock will introduce fully automated operations from gate to quayside and deliver an estimated capacity of 350,000 TEU in its first phase.
When fully developed, the 35.4 hectare terminal will be able to handle up to 1.4 million TEU annually.
Construction of the terminal superstructure and facilities is planned to commence in late 2014.
Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI head of the Asia-Pacific region, said: “This is 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.
Kalmar’s strong track record in delivering automated terminal solutions in Australia as well as in other parts of the world will help us to put Melbourne amongst the leading ports of the world.”