Wednesday 18th Jul, 2018

Automation efficiency leads to award

Photo: Victorian Transport Association.
Photo: Victorian Transport Association.

AUTOMATIVE technology has helped Victoria International Container Terminal win the ‘Application of Technology Award’.

VICT was presented its gong at the Australian Freight Industry Awards in Melbourne, an event organised by the Victorian Transport Association.

VICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services.

Operations landside manager, Leon Peetoom, accepted the award, thanking the VTA for its recognition and support.

“It is important to VICT to be a part of the VTA so that we are visible to you, our customers, and that you can see we are committed to working with you in what can be a challenging industry,” Mr Peetoom said.

“Since opening our doors… the level of automation across VICT’s landside operation has seen real efficiencies for the transport community and we are committed to continuous improvement in that space.”

Mr Peetoom talked of the VICT team’s passion for its work.

“We are all very proud of our achievement and look forward to welcoming more of you through our gates in the future,” he said.

VICT was also a finalist in the ‘Young Achiever of the Year Award’ category, nominating team member Stuart Finch from its automated container terminal’s engineering department.

VTA chief executive Peter Anderson said the technology being deployed throughout the new VICT Webb Dock terminal was impressive.

“It’s terrific their achievements have been deservingly recognised with an AFIA,” Mr Anderson said.

“VICT is critical for the Port of Melbourne to remain Australia’s largest port and the VTA looks forward to working with VICT as it continues to grow.”

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