ICTSI subsidiary sets new record for highest container exchange in Australia


    Austra lia ’s first fully automated container terminal, Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), recently made record in Australia after completing the container exchange from the OOCL Rotterdam in 90 hours with 72.4 berth moves per hour.

    VICT is a fully-automated container terminal capable of servicing the largest existing and nextclass vessels on trade.

    Operational since 2017, it is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

    The OOCL Rotterdam is capable of accommodating 8,063 TEUs and has 323 meter length overall and 42.8 meter beam.

    This is the highest container exchange in one single call – a total of 6,516 containers equating to 11,037 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs).

    Tim Vancampen, VICT CEO, said the exchange “highlights the need for larger vessels and increasing handling capacity and, at the same time, poses new challenges for landside logistics that need to deal with these increasing peak volumes.”

    “VICT is honored to achieve another record at the Port of Melbourne in what has been a challenging year especially for Victoria dealing with the pandemic,” Vancampen said.

    “In order to address those concerns, VICT offers a full 7 days 24-hour coverage for receipt and delivery.

    We would like to congratulate OOCL on the milestone container exchange and thank them for having selected VICT as their terminal operator of choice.”