Port Botany is the second busiest container port in Australia. In 2012 it was decided that a solution to…
Port Botany is the second busiest container port in Australia. In 2012 it was decided that a solution to improve the efficiency of the port was desired, however without increasing the numbers of workers on site. Manned labour was very expensive and it was a cost that could be avoided, instead industrial automation was necessary to fully optimise the port.
About the project
Navtech Radar sensors were installed to enable the full and reliable automation of the port’s straddle carriers. This allow for unmanned navigation 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. Traditional manned shipping operations consist of a team of 20-30 people, however only one sensor is needed to do their job, increasing the profitability of Port Botany.