Patrick is a focused transport logistics company specialised in the loading and unloading of ships and the efficient land based collection, distribution and storage of cargo for import, export and within Australia.
Patrick began as a one-time small stevedore and now leader in port related transport and logistics. We’ve evolved into a major transport operator and our background in the deployment and adaptation of technology gives us the understanding of how to apply technology to the efficient movement of freight across the whole supply chain whether it is at the port, on rail, air, and road or at the warehouse.
In 1995 Patrick began collaboration with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the University of Sydney with the objective of improving waterfront efficiency. An initial project was undertaken to improve quay-crane cycle times through the design of new reeving systems and application of advanced high-speed estimation and control techniques. This was followed in 1996 with a project to design an autonomous straddle carrier. Patrick and ACFR worked with straddle carrier manufacturers Kalmar Industries to deliver a fleet of new “fly-by-wire” straddle carriers to Patrick terminals in Australia. In 1997, with the help of a START grant, the ACFR undertook a programme to automate one of these straddle carriers. This included the development of control algorithms, navigation and positioning methods, path planning and safety systems.
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