Asciano's ports division, Patrick, has signed a five-year contract with Danish shipping company Maersk Line. The contract covers over 500,000 containers annually with the possibility of a further 190,000 containers per annum. To handle the new work Patrick is ordering five new cranes for its container terminals to be delivered over the next 18 months.
“The successful execution of this contract with Maersk Line is a significant achievement for our business and is testament to the strength of Patrick's Container Terminal operations,” said Asciano CEO, John Mullen. “The agreement celebrates a new stage of a long-standing national partnership between Maersk Line and Patrick. Our renewed partnership will see Maersk Line Boomerang Service vessels delivering an additional estimated 190,000 containers at our Fremantle, Melbourne and Brisbane terminals.”