Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of schedule.
The celebration was headed by Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Chairman and President, along with His Honor Luke Donnellan, Victoria State Minister of Ports; Councillor Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip City Mayor; and Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne CEO.
“This is an achievement that everyone who have helped build the terminal and are invested in the success of the State of Victoria should celebrate,” said Mr. Razon as he addressed VICT employees, VIPs and guests.
“Once we start operations in January, VICT will be the most technologically advanced container terminal in the world,” he adds.
Guests also toured the terminal to inspect the five Neo-Panamax quay cranes, which arrived earlier this year. Working almost fully automated in combination with other world-class automated port equipment, the state-of-the-art cranes will greatly improve stevedoring operations at the terminal, resulting in unparalleled efficiencies and safer work condition since there will be less need for human interface at key terminal locations.
In 2014, VICT signed a 26-year concession with the Port of Melbourne Corporation to build, operate and expand the container terminal at Webb Dock East.
Photo: ICTSI Australian terminal is complete (from left): Anders Dømmestrup, VICT CEO; John Lines, ANL Managing Director; Enrique Razon, ICTSI Chairman and CEO; Honorable Luke Donnellan, Victoria State Minister for Ports; Councillor Bernadene Voss, Port Phillip City Mayor; Christian Gonzalez, ICTSI Senior Vice President and Asia-Pacific Regional Head; and Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne CEO.