Victoria International Container Terminal extends ASC fleet

Victoria International Container Terminal extends ASC fleet

The International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) facility at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), is extending its equipment fleet with the installation of six new automated stacking cranes (ASC).

The additional ASCs, purchased as part of VICT’s continuing expansion project, will operate on three new yard modules, increasing the terminal’s yard and reefer capacity by 30 per cent and 43 per cent, respectively.

In addition, 15 new truck grids will be installed on the landside, increasing slot availability by 30 per cent.

READ: Port of Melbourne container volumes drop by 3.9 per cent in April 2023

VICT is also adding two additional bigger ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to its fleet, bringing the total number of STS cranes to seven.

The new cranes will have an extent of 22 containers, allowing them to handle up to 14,000 TEU Neo-Panamax ships.

Furthermore, the quay line will be expanded by 71 metres to accommodate two 336-metre-long vessels berthing at the same time.

The extension is expected to be finished and operational by the beginning of 2024, with the expectation of increasing VICT’s annual throughput capacity from 250,000 TEU to 1.25 million TEU.

In June 2023, VICT received the inaugural call of COSCO Shipping Lines’ recently launched ANE service.

One month later, ICTSI launched its Climate Change Action Initiative.

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