The Port of Melbourne has new owners and they are eyeing to make it fully automated and improve transport links to receive a larger influx and broader range of customers.
According to the Australian Financial Review, current stevedores DP World and Patrick still does not have an automated way of operations at the Port of Melbourne, but Victoria International Container Terminal or VICT, is reported to be fully automated once it starts its operations.
VICT’s automation aims to provide a sort-of “reference point” for other stevedore terminals that also want to implement an automated operation and also automated logistics chain, all throughout the port, according to an individual that has knowledge of the transaction.
So the question is: How will this affect the businesses in Melbourne?
What it means is that transacting, importing and exporting will be much easier and faster due to the automation of the Port of Melbourne.
Imagine you’re a business brokers in Victoria that wants to help a client transport products. With the traditional process, transport could take weeks or even months before the goods are transported, but with automation, it all becomes faster.
Another good news that the automation of many stevedore terminals in the port brings is for a business standpoint, especially for providers, it all comes cheaper for them to operate because of the convenience automation gives.
Automation makes the process faster and eschews the use of hard labour, therefore owners will have lesser people to pay, just for their business to operate.
What’s more, many consider Melbourne’s port to be an attractive investment because of its prime location, making it a luctrative venue for business owners.
The role of technology and innovation is always welcome, moreso if it brings convenience to Melbourne citizens, especially for its business sector.
Automation is here and it’s very much welcomed.