Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant contract to deliver container handling equipment and related automation technology worth around US$52 million to the Port of Melbourne's new container terminal, operated by Victoria International Container Terminal (VICTL) in Australia. The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers.
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 35.4ha. terminal will be able to handle up to 1.4 million TEU annually.
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.”
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Olli Isotalo, president of Kalmar, said: “Our proven solutions and experience in port automation will not only ensure superior operating efficiency but also minimal environmental impact in this highly populated area. We are committed to delivering VICTL a high-performing system with best-of-breed automated port equipment.”
In addition, Kalmar has received an US$8 million order for four hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Brazilian cargo terminal operator Super Terminais.