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Kalmar, Navis to deliver automated intermodal terminal solution for Australian logistics facility

LBR Staff Writer Published 08 June 2018

Cargotec’s business units Kalmar and Navis have secured a €80m contract to supply fully automated intermodal terminal solution for Qube’s Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in south-western Sydney, Australia.

Under the deal, the partnership will supply OneTerminal solution, which includes Kalmar’s automated train handling, automated yard crane and automated horizontal transportation equipment and Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

The manual operations at the Moorebank logistics facility are expected to be started in the first quarter of 2019.

Kalmar will commence the deliveries in the second half of 2019. The complete facility is expected to be operational in 2022.

Qube managing director Maurice James said: “Moorebank is transformational for the import-export supply chain and signing this contract with Kalmar is a critically important step towards bringing this exciting project to life.”

Qube offers integrated import and export logistics services for the customers in Australia. The firm is developing new MLP facility at 243-hectares, which is claimed to be the largest intermodal freight precinct in the country.

The facility, which will feature 850,000 m² of warehousing space, will offer direct access to the M7 motorway and Hume highway. It will also provide rail link to Port Botany and the national rail network.

The OneTerminal solution will include both yard crane and horizontal transportation equipment, comprising of four Kalmar automated stacking cranes, eight automated Kalmar rail-mounted gantry cranes, eight hybrid Kalmar FastCharge AutoShuttles and their charging stations.

The partnership will also provide required automation hardware and software for the terminal, including Navis N4 which is used by over 280 terminal operators across the globe.

Under Kalmar OneTerminal contract, the Navis N4 solution will be delivered by one project team.

Navis chief customer officer Bruce Jacquemard said: “Our combined Kalmar and Navis OneTerminal approach will help reduce the risk of terminal automation adoption worldwide. We are looking forward to extending our OneTerminal leadership, global footprint and unique ability to scale to bring new levels of automation and sustainability to our customers.”

Image: Kalmar and Navis will supply fully automated intermodal terminal solution for Qube’s Moorebank Logistics Park in south-western Sydney.  Courtesy of Business Wire.