Dp World announces its commercialization

Container storage, now we’re talking

by Port News Editorial Staff

After  successful trials at the port of Jebel Ali, Terminal 4, DP World announced the first commercial use of its automated container storage system.

The plant will be designed and built in the South Korean port of Busan, at Dp World’s port terminal called Pusan Newport Corporation (PNC).

The design and construction of the facility was entrusted to Boxbay FZCO, a joint venture between the terminal operator and German engineering company SMS.

During the testing phase, the Jebel Ali facility had been subjected to 190,000 container movements since January 2021, all of which had been carried out successfully.

The system consists of  a steel structure equipped with automated stacking cranes. The BoxBay High Bay storage (Hbs) is capable of supporting containers weighing up to 50 tonnes each, in racks up to 50 metres high.

The system aims to reduce the need for container storage space in ports, and consequently increasing their operational capacity.

Translation by Giles Foster

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