Kalmar is set to deliver six AutoShuttles for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East as part of a capacity expansion programme at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).
The new AutoShuttles will join the existing fleet of 11 and will be fully elected and tested prior to delivery, which is expected to be completed towards the end of Q4 2021.
Jon Wheeler, COO at VICT, said: “We look forward to the arrival and commissioning of the new AutoShuttles, allowing for increased productivity across the automated apron, with greater flexibility for maintenance outages.”
VICT, operated by International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI), is Australia’s first fully automated container terminal and has a design capacity of over 1m teu.
The terminal’s automated operations are powered by Kalmar One automation system – a complete end-to-end system that combines Kalmar automated equipment and pre-integrated and tested software solution.
The OneTerminal deployment at VICT includes Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS), a Kalmar automated stacking crane (ASC) system with 20 Kalmar ASCs, 11 Kalmar AutoShuttles and the Kalmar automated truck handling system.
Kalmar is also responsible for the ongoing maintenance and support of the automated container handling software solution at VICT as well as related technical support.
Daniel Ho, vice president, sales, Asia-Pacific at Kalmar, said: “VICT sets the standard for modern automated terminal design, and we are delighted to continue our long-standing collaboration with this pioneering customer.
“This latest delivery will help VICT to continue to leverage maximum value from their automated solutions. Furthermore, our ability to supply fully erected and tested machines will ensure they can start adding value for the customer immediately with negligible disruption to their operations.”
In 2020, VICT signed a three-year Kalmar Parts Care agreement covering the availability of Kalmar genuine spare parts for its fleet of Kalmar equipment.