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The Challenge

VICT was awarded the concession to develop and operate the Webb Dock Container Terminal in Melbourne. The facility was to be developed into a state-of-the-art terminal featuring an unmatched degree of automation on the Australian waterfront. The proposed terminal will inter alia feature semi-automated ship-to-shore cranes, fully-automated shuttle carriers and stacking cranes. For the operation of fully-automated terminals a smoothly-functioning IT is the most important success factor. HPC specified the IT requirements for all systems necessary to operate the fully-automated container terminal, as well as the adjacent empty park. Based on the BPMN 2.0 process specification and the IT landscape, the IT requirements for the Terminal Operating System (TOS), the Gate Operating System (GOS) and the fully-automated and semi-automated container handling equipment were specified.

Tasks Performed

  • Elaboration of a comprehensive IT landscape
  • Specification of IT requirements for the Terminal Operating System (TOS)
  • Specification of IT requirements for the Gate Operating System (GOS)
  • Specification of IT requirements for the automation management systems for the container handling equipment, including ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, automated straddle carriers and stacking cranes
  • Elaboration of an integrated concept for the automation of waterside operations
  • Specification of IT requirements for a vehicle/truck booking system (VBS)
  • Specification of IT requirements for the empty depot operating system
  • Coordination and agreement of requirements with the Client and the system suppliers
  • Coordination and implementation of requirement workshops in Melbourne with the Client and all suppliers

Benefit to Client

  • IT systems that exactly meet your operational requirements
  • Risk mitigation through an integrated approach
  • Fully transparent and traceable integrated project management