Melbourne International RoRo automotive terminal officially opens

Melbourne International RoRo & Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) officially opened at Webb Dock West in Melbourne, Australia on the 10th April, 2016.

As part of Port of Melbourne Corporation’s port capacity project, MIRRAT was awarded the rights to design, construct and operate the new RoRo & Automotive Terminal at Webb Dock West.

MIRRAT Managing Director Paul Hand said of the announcement, “This is an exciting time for all users of our facility, and the team at MIRRAT are proud of all the achievements to date. We are ready to open this world-class terminal to help connect Melbourne to the rest of the Global market.”

According to the announcement, MIRRAT has an environmental focus and is aiming to achieve a Greenstar rating of ‘5 stars’ for the buildings, as well as an accreditation of ‘excellent’ for the overall construction of the terminal from the Infrastructure Council of Australia (ISCA). Some of the initiatives that MIRRAT has implemented in a bid to achieve this goal include the using of over 200,000 tonnes of recycled concrete, brick and glass in the construction of the terminal. MIRRAT has also installed LED lighting across the facility which is expected to reduce energy usage by 30% per year.

Features at MIRRAT include 4,800 automotive laydown bays, 20,000 sq m of heavy duty hardstand, two wash bays, 120t gantry crane, and dedicated inspection zones. In 2018, the facility is expected to expand to encompass three vessel wharves and additional laydown area which is due to enable the terminal to handle 1,000,000 units annually.

Source: MIRRAT