Kalmar and Navis provide terminal automation

18 Sep 2017
Kalmar and Navis have delivered the first Kalmar OneTerminal automation solution to Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT)

Kalmar and Navis have delivered the first Kalmar OneTerminal automation solution to Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT)

Kalmar and Navis have delivered the first Kalmar OneTerminal automation solution to Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne in Australia.

The solution, which provides integrated automation delivered by a single team, brings together Kalmar and Navis software products and includes Kalmar’s Automatic Stacking Crane (ASC) system with 20 ASCs, 11 Kalmar AutoShuttles, Kalmar’s Automated Truck Handling (ATH), the Kalmar Terminal Logistics System (TLS) and the Navis N4 Terminal System.

Kalmar also provided a range of project services necessary for deployment and support for the system.

Installation of the solution was completed ahead of schedule, meaning that VICT, which is located north of Port Phillip Bay, is the world’s first fully-automated international container handling facility.

“VICT was designed, and is now equipped, to be fully automated, making it the most advanced container terminal in the world,” said Christian Gonzalez, VICT chairman and senior vice president of ICTSI's Asia Pacific Region.

“We chose Kalmar's cutting-edge technology and equipment and Navis' software and it is enabling us to reach the highest standards of port safety.”

Tero Kokko, Kalmar’s senior vice president for Automation and Projects, said: “With our complete end-to-end automation system at Kalmar's Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland, and the multi-assembly units in China and Poland, we were able to deliver our equipment months ahead of schedule.

“The software solution combining Kalmar TLS and Navis N4 Terminal System was pre-integrated and tested before the delivery, speeding up the deployment.”

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