The Melbourne International RoRo and Auto Terminal Pty Ltd (MIRRAT) has won the bid to develop and operate the Webb Dock West automotive terminal by the Port of Melbourne Corporation.
Construction of the automotive terminal will take place in two phases with Phase one involving the construction of a new 185,000m² facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal, due to be completed early 2016, and Phase two to cover the incorporation of the current automotive terminal at the south end of Webb Dock West from January 1, 2018.
On completion, the terminal will have the capacity to handle up to a million units per annum and a total berth length of 920 metres. The facility will also include an 8000m² fully enclosed and weatherproof cargo storage area, a maintenance area and truck parking facilities. A vehicle appointment system will be responsible for efficient traffic management in and out of the facility, while minimising 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. Designed in partnership with Hyder Consulting and PLUS Architecture, and to be constructed by Leighton Contractors, the facility will meet MIRRAT’s high environmental standards, and efficiency, competitiveness and flexibility goals.
Part of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) group of companies, MIRRAT will use this opportunity to leverage WWL’s global terminal experience, particularly in terms of operational efficiency and industrialisation.