First vessel makes a call to DP World's new container terminal in Jebel Ali
DP World has on Oct. 22 welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state - of - the - art facility, the company said in its press release. Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal will add a further 4 million TEU (twenty - foot equivalent container units) capacity to the port, taking total handling capacity at Jebel Ali to 19 million TEU. With its 21st Century infrastructure and 18 metre draft, Terminal 3 gives Jebel Ali the ability to handle more of the new generation mega vessels, and as many as 10 Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) at the same time. Terminal 3 represents innovation and technology , featuring 19 of the world’s largest and most modern quay cranes remotely operated from a sophisticated control room off the quayside , in safety and comfort, largely by Emirati nationals, including females, who will also make up the majority of the 50 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry crane (ARMG) operations team.
Second mobile harbour crane upgrades South Port NZ Ltd (South Port), located at Bluff
A second German-made Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane is in operation at New Zealand's most southerly box port, joining another that's been in service since 2010, reports the Otago Daily Times, serving the Dunedin area on New Zealand's South Island. South Port NZ Ltd (South Port), located at Bluff, will be used for container handling for Mediterranean Shipping Co, the harbour's biggest customer.
"Six or seven years ago we were handling 8,000-10,000 TEU annually. Last financial year that was up to 32,000 TEU and we are expecting that to increase again in the next 12 months," said South Port cargo chief Geoff Finnerty