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VICT handles largest boxship arriving in Australia   21/09/2023

Port of Melbourne's Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) welcomes the 10,000 TEU container ship CMA CGM Pelleas.

In particular, at 350 meters in length, the container vessel is the largest ever to dock in an Australian port. The ship is nearly 43 meters wide.

VICT’s chief executive officer, Bruno Porchietto, says that super-sized vessels like CMA CGM Pelleas are likely to become more common at the VICT terminal. "There is a global trend by shipping lines toward the use of larger ships, which are more efficient due to their carrying capacity," commented Porchietto.

Meanwhile, VICT’s expansion project is making good progress following the recent arrival of two new quay cranes from China. The cranes are the largest in Australia and form part of a US$150 million expansion that will boost the Australian terminal's capacity up to 1.25 million TEUs when it is completed in late 2023.

VICT’s parent company, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has so far invested more than US$640 million in its Melbourne operations.

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