Kalmar support Victoria International Container Terminal with major Parts Contract
Kalmar, part of the Cargotec corporation, has signed a Parts Care agreement with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). Signed in December 2019, the agreement is for three years and covers the availability of genuine spare parts for the terminal’s fleet of Kalmar equipment. It is the first Parts Care agreement in Kalmar Australia and the largest of its kind for the company worldwide.
Kalmar Parts Care provides end-to-end visibility of VICT’s current spare parts processes by assessing their installed base and operational data. Through this analysis, a plan was devised to improve the availability of spare parts, to make spare parts management more efficient and share the inventory management risk. The One Terminal deployment at VICT includes the Kalmar Automatic Stacking Crane (ASC) system with 20 ASCs, 11 AutoShuttles™, Automated Truck Handling (ATH), Terminal Logistics System (TLS) and the Navis N4 Terminal System. Kalmar is also responsible for the maintenance and support of the automated container handling software solution operating at VICT as well as technical support.
Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) is Australia’s first fully automated container terminal. Located at the Port of Melbourne, it welcomed its first vessel in March 2017. “We are confident that this new Parts Care agreement will provide us with significant benefits, due to a number of factors, including; cost savings, shortened lead times, guaranteed availability of parts, lower inventory levels, as well as increased cash flow and reduced downtime of equipment,” said Stuart Finch, general manager, engineering at VICT. Kalmar Parts Care aims to relieve customers of the need to keep a stock of spare parts, guaranteeing delivery of parts within 24 hours. “This agreement is a result of fruitful collaboration and dedication from both the Kalmar and VICT teams and the joint desire to get the best outcome for both businesses to work through the details and deliver the agreement,” said Mick Henderson, Kalmar’s director service sales & operations.