World’s First Completely Automated Terminal Ready

Image Courtesy: Cargotec Corporation

Kalmar and Navis, part of Cargotec and Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec, respectively, announced the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI), at the Port of Melbourne, Australia.

The project has brought together Navis and Kalmar software systems, services and equipment. It is situated north of Port Phillip Bay at the mouth of the Yarra River in the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East, the 35-hectare terminal has an annual capacity of one million plus TEU and an additional 400,000 TEUs on full build. VICT has a straight berth of 660 meters, which can accommodate two large vessels with capacities of up to 8,000-12,500 TEUs at once.

Mark Welles, VP and GM of Asia Pacific at Navis, commented, “The N4 Terminal System will allow VICT to optimise operations, speed turnaround times and deliver a new level of unprecedented efficiency in key areas of the terminal.”

Christian Gonzalez, VICT Chairman and Senior Vice President of ICTSI’s Asia Pacific Region, said, “VICT was designed and is now equipped, to be fully automated, making it the most advanced container terminal in the world.”  He further stated, “The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule. This has never been achieved in the port industry for a fully automated terminal. It is especially noteworthy when considering the unprecedented complexity of the civil works requirements, along with the level of pioneering automation governing the design.”