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ICTSI’s Australia terminal takes delivery of automated container carriers

  • Victoria International Container Terminal recently took delivery of six new automated container carriers (ACC) from Kalmar
  • The ACCs expand VICT’s fleet to 17 units in total
  • The ACCs form part of VICT’s AU$139-million investment in Webb Dock and the Victorian economy over the next two years

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently took delivery of six new automated container carriers (ACC) from Kalmar.

Unloaded from the Eemslift Dafne at the Port of Melbourne, the new ACCs expand VICT’s fleet to a total of 17 units. The fleet expansion further enhances container movement between automated ship-to-shore cranes on the terminal’s quay side and auto stacking cranes on the land side, parent firm International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said in a statement.

“The ACCs will enable VICT to meet the growing volumes being driven across the Port of Melbourne, whilst also providing necessary equipment availability time to support engineering maintenance activities,” VICT chief operations officer Jon Wheeler said.

“The order of the ACCs also demonstrates the continued collaboration between VICT and Kalmar, verifying and helping advance the Kalmar One Automated System,” he added.

The new ACCs form part of VICT’s AU$139 million investment in Webb Dock and the Victorian economy over the next two years, which complements the Port of Melbourne’s investment to remove the “knuckle” and add another 71 meters of quay line to berth 4 of Webb Dock East.

Operational since 2017, VICT is a fully automated container terminal capable of servicing the largest existing and next-class vessels in trade.

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