September 30, 2015

Kalmar stacks up well Down Under

Kalmar is a subsidiary of Finnish cargo handling company Cargotec.

Cargo handling solutions and services provider Kalmar is to provide eight additional automatic stacking cranes (ASC) and related automation for Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd’s (VICT) new terminal in Melbourne, Australia.

The order forms part of Phase 2 of VICT’s automated container terminal project at Webb Dock East.

This follows Kalmar’s earlier order received for Phase 1 of the greenfield project. This included 12 ASCs, 11 AutoShuttles and Kalmar Automated Truck Handling, integrated with Kalmar’s terminal logistic system.

In addition, the terminal operating system is being provided by Navis, also part of Cargotec.

“Together, the Kalmar and Navis delivery represents a fully automated turnkey solution for VICT,” says Kalmar president Olli Isotalo. “All the automation system components are configured together to support targeted terminal performance.”

The new order represents the latest technology in automated container handling and is scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2016. VICT’s Phase 2 is planned to be operational by December 2017.

Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. is the owner of the terminal. Once completed its annual capacity will be a minimum of 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

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