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Melbourne International RoRo and Auto Terminal Pty Ltd (MIRRAT) announced winner of bid to operate Automotive Terminal Melbourne Australia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MIRRAT is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the successful bidder for the development of the Webb Dock West automotive terminal by the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

Construction will take place in two phases, starting later this year. Phase one will be the construction of a new 185,000 m2 facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal, due to be completed early 2016. Phase two will be the incorporation of the current automotive terminal at the south end of Webb Dock West from January 1st, 2018. When all completed, the facility will have capacity to handle up to a million units per annum and a total berth length of 920 metres. The facility will also include a 8000 m2 fully enclosed and weather proof cargo storage area, a maintenance area and truck parking facilities. A vehicle appointment system will ensure good traffic flow in and out of the facility, as well as minimise the impact on surrounding road infrastructure.

MIRRAT’s key objective is to build and operate a sustainable world class automotive and Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) terminal. The innovative design has been developed in partnership with Hyder Consulting and PLUS Architecture. Leighton Contractors has been appointed to construct the facility. High environmental standards, combined with focus on users' and stakeholders' requirements for efficiency, competitiveness and flexibility, are a principal part of MIRRATs commitment.

MIRRAT, being part of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) group of companies, will use this opportunity to leverage WWL’s global terminal experience, particularly in terms of operational efficiency and industrialisation.

Kim E. Buoy, Vice President and Head of Land-Based Operations in Asia-Pacific comments: "MIRRAT’s goal is to offer all users and stakeholders of the Webb Dock West facility something unique and fresh in terms of service and opportunities. This includes operating a highly competitive and efficient terminal, as well as setting new standards for sustainability. MIRRAT is committed to this development, and we are looking forward to contributing to making the Port more competitive and improving the logistics supply chain for all its users. We want MIRRAT and Webb Dock West to be known as 'The Smart Gateway to Better Logistics' ".

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