Expected to be delivered during Q2 of 2022, five of the fully automated 8th generation AutoStrads will operate in Brisbane and seven in Sydney.
The machines are part of Patrick Terminals’ ongoing fleet renewal programme and will join the existing fleet of over 130 Kalmar straddle carriers, replacing some of the older-generation Kalmar AutoStrads in the fleet.
In November 2019 Patrick Terminals signed a comprehensive software maintenance and support agreement with Kalmar covering the equipment automation systems at Brisbane and Sydney.
Patrick Terminals is Australia’s leading terminal operator, handling more than three million TEU annually.
The company operates some of Australia’s most technologically advanced terminals at four strategically located ports: Brisbane AutoStrad Terminal, Sydney AutoStrad Terminal, Melbourne Terminal and Fremantle Terminal in Western Australia
Michael Jovicic, CEO, Patrick Terminals said, “Patrick Terminals continues to invest in infrastructure and innovation to ensure the efficient operation of our market-leading terminals throughout Australia.
“The Kalmar AutoStrad is a critical piece of equipment for both our Brisbane and Sydney terminals.”
Patrick Terminals ordered the previous set of Kalmar AutoStrads in June last year, and the machines were delivered during the first quarter of 2021.
Daniel Ho, VP of Sales at Kalmar Asia-Pacific, said, “We are pleased to continue our long-term collaboration with Patrick Terminals, and this new order will help Patrick to further enhance what is already a world-class automation solution.
“Safety has always been at the forefront of Patrick´s operations, and our AutoStrad solution has played an important role in helping them to maintain an excellent operational safety record.”