Kalmar and DP World Brisbane have celebrated the official opening of the AUD250m (US$231m) semi-automated terminal in Brisbane.
Kalmar has provided the operational backbone for the project consisting of 14 Kalmar automated stacking cranes (ASCs) and 14 Kalmar shuttle carriers integrated with Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) and third-party Position Detection Systems for shuttle carriers.
Under the new system, containers are transferred by manned shuttle carriers from the ship-to-shore cranes to a waterside exchange area of the ASC blocks. Brisbane has seven operating ASC modules each serviced by two cranes. The overall annual capacity of the seven operating modules is around 900,000 teu, providing DP World Brisbane with significant future development capability.
Paul Scurrah, DP World Australia managing director and CEO, said: “The new development will provide …. higher waterside productivity, added stacking capacity, more consistent operational performance and additional pickup and delivery flexibility.”