Kalmar and Navis deliver first OneTerminal solution in Melbourne
Kalmar and Navis have completed the delivery of the first OneTerminal integrated automation solution to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Melbourne.
The OneTerminal solution is delivered by one team, bringing together Kalmar’s and Navis’ software systems, equipment and services in an attempt to gain seamless deployment.
The delivery was completed ahead of schedule at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), which is located north of Port Phillip Bay at the mouth of the Yarra River in the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East.
Christian Gonzalez, VICT chairman and senior vice president of ICTSI’s Asia Pacific region, claimed that the installation makes VICT “the most advanced container terminal in the world”.
He further highlighted the achievement of delivering the project on-time and on budget, noting: “This has never been achieved in the port industry for a fully automated terminal.
“It is especially noteworthy when considering the unprecedented complexity of the civil works requirements, along with the level of pioneering automation governing the design.”
The 35 ha facility has an annual capacity of 1m teu and an additional 400,000 teu on full build.
VICT has a straight berth of 660 m, which can accommodate two large vessels with capacities of up to 8,000-12,500 teu at once.
The OneTerminal deployment at VICT includes Kalmar’s automatic stacking crane (ASC) system with 20 ASCs, 11 autoshuttles, automated truck handling (ATH), the Finnish company’s terminal logistics system (TLS) and the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
Tero Kokko, senior vice president of Kalmar automation and projects commented: “The software solution combining Kalmar TLS and Navis N4 Terminal System was pre-integrated and tested before the delivery, speeding up the deployment.”