QUBE Logistics says its bulk team in Whyalla has been working with autonomous solutions provider RCT to develop “a safer and more productive way” to remove bulk cargoes, such as coal and limestone, from bulk vessels.

The cargoes are needed to support the Whyalla steelworks.

According to Qube, RCT installed and commissioned a ControlMaster® line of sight automation solution as well as a single camera teleremote solution onto a Liebherr excavator.


“This has enabled machine operators to stand at a safe distance and use the automation technology to carry out the full range of functions that would normally be available to them when sitting in the cab of the machine,” Qube said in a statement.

RCT account manager Phill Dean was quoted as saying the project had been “a complete success”.

“Now operators have a much safer and productive way of carrying out their work and ensuring operations at the Whyalla Port run smoothly,” Mr Dean said. Qube Whyalla manager Sean Walsh said he was thrilled with the project adding “RCT carried out a great job and we are very happy with the performance of the new solution.”