Manila's ICTSI Australia infrastructure wins excellence award
VICTORIA International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne has been recognised by Lloyd's List for its excellence in port management and infrastructure at the Asia Pacific Awards 2019
VICTORIA International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne has been recognised by Lloyd's List for its excellence in port management and infrastructure at the Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
Located in Webb Dock East, VICT was cited for investing heavily to create Australia's first fully automated container terminal, adding one million TEU annual capacity in two years; and the terminal's commitment to delivering safer, consistent, predictable and accurate operations.
ICTSI senior vice president Asia Pacific Andrew Dawes said: 'ICTSI has taken this project from vision, through development and implementation, positioning VICT as one of the most advanced container terminals in the world.'
Since beginning operations in 2017, VICT has been at the forefront of innovation and technology - being the world's first fully-automated container terminal and has positively impacted Melbourne's import and export markets. It is the only terminal in Melbourne that can accommodate the largest box ships.
Larger vessels are now cascading to Australia as VICT welcomed new services, among which, includes the Southeast Asia service named X1/AU1/COBRA/SEA operated by Hapag-Lloyd, ANL, Maersk and ONE. These services have vessels between 8,500-9,500 TEU.