Kalmar gains big order for Webb Dock equipment


VICTL to gain automated stacking cranes and shuttle carriers

Kalmar gains big order for Webb Dock equipment
Automated shuttle carriers are to arrive at Webb Dock in 2016

A fully-automated Webb Dock container terminal in Melbourne port is a step closer with a Euro40 million ($55 million) equipment deal.

Kalmar is to supply container handling equipment and related automation technology for the terminal operated by Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd (VICTL), a consortium comprised of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) and Australia's Anglo Ports.

The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers, to be delivered during 2016.

Kalmar notes that the new terminal 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 35.4 hectare terminal will be able to handle up to 1.4 million TEU annually.

Construction of the terminal superstructure and facilities is planned to start late this year.

"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," ICTSI Asia-Pacific head Christian R Gonzalez says.

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