International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s Victoria International Container Terminal (ICTSI) has taken delivery of six new automated container carriers (ACC) from Kalmar.
The acquisition saw VICT expand its fleet to a total of 17 units, further enhancing its container movement between automated ship-to-shore (STS) cranes on the terminal’s quay side and auto stacking cranes on the land side.
Jon Wheeler, VICT COO, noted: “The delivery of six additional automated container carriers is very much welcomed by VICT.
“The ACCs will enable VICT to meet growing volumes being driven across the Port of Melbourne, whilst also providing necessary equipment availability time to support engineering maintenance activities.
Forming part of VICT’s AUD$129m (US$92.5m) investment into Webb Dock and the Victorian economy over the next two years, the ACCs demonstrate the continued collaboration between VICT and Kalmar.
VICT’s own investment complements the Port of Melbourne’s investment to remove the “knuckle” and add another 71 m of quay line to berth 4 of Webb Dock East.