VICT completes Phase 3A expansion

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) completed Phase 3A of its expansion project recently. photo

With the expansion of VICT, supersized ships can now sail directly into Port Phillip and dock at VICT – the only terminal in Melbourne capable of receiving these.

The AUD235 million (Php8.5 billion) project is being carried out in two phases.

Phase 3A, completed in December 2023, will increase the terminal’s capacity by 30 percent to 1.25 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

It extends the quay by 71 meters to 735 meters, or 769 meters with the mooring dolphins included, and is set to enhance VICT’s quayside operations by allowing two 366-meter vessels to berth side-by-side.

Phase 3B is scheduled to be completed in 2026 and will include the acquisition of another automated STS crane, three ACCs, four ASCs, and construction of two additional storage blocks.