Wednesday 20th Sep, 2017

VICT automation systems are go

credit VICT
credit VICT

MELBOURNE’S Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) is now fully automated after the delivery of the Kalmar OneTerminal system.

The system brings together software systems, equipment and services from cargo-handling equipment provider Kalmar and software firm Navis.

OneTerminal includes a Kalmar automatic stacking crane (ASC) system with 20 ASCs, eleven Kalmar AutoShuttles, Kalmar automated truck handling (ATH), Kalmar Terminal Logistics System and the Navis N4 Terminal System.

VICT chairman Christian Gonzalez said the terminal was designed, and is now equipped, to be fully automated.

“The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule,” he said.

Navis vice-president and general manager of Asia Pacific, Mark Welles, said the software system would allow VICT to optimise operations, speed turnaround times and increase efficiency in the terminal.

“Throughout the highly complex implementation, the Navis and Kalmar teams have served as not only technology partners, but trusted advisors with a commitment to helping the terminal achieve greater optimisation and provide unmatched service for their customers,” Mr Welles said.

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