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EQUIPMENT supplier Kalmar has concluded an agreement with Victoria International Container Terminal to supply a total of six Kalmar AutoShuttles™ for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East.

The AutoShuttle can pick, carry, stack and ground containers independently.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2021 order intake, with delivery expected to be completed towards the end of Q4 2021.

VICT is Australia’s first fully automated container terminal and is owned by International Container Terminal Services. The 35-hectare terminal has a design capacity of more than a million TEU and is the only terminal in Melbourne capable of handling the largest boxships.

VICT’s automated operations are powered by Kalmar One Automation System – a complete end-to-end system that combines Kalmar automated equipment and a pre-integrated and tested software solution.

The OneTerminal deployment at VICT includes Navis N4 Terminal Operating System, a Kalmar Automatic Stacking Crane system with 20 Kalmar ASCs, 11 Kalmar AutoShuttles, and the Kalmar Automated Truck Handling system.

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Kalmar is also responsible for the ongoing maintenance and support of the automated container handling software solution operating at VICT as well as related technical support.

The six new Kalmar AutoShuttles will join the existing fleet of 11 as part of a capacity expansion program at VICT. The machines will be fully erected and tested prior to delivery to ensure rapid, smooth integration into the terminal’s automated operations.

Jon Wheeler, COO at VICT said, “We look forward to the arrival and commissioning of the new AutoShuttles, allowing for increased productivity across the automated apron, with greater flexibility for maintenance outages”.

Daniel Ho, vice president sales, Asia-Pacific, at Kalmar said, “This latest delivery will help VICT to continue to leverage maximum value from their automated solutions.

“Furthermore, our ability to supply fully erected and tested machines will ensure that they can start adding value for the customer immediately with negligible disruption to their operations.”

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