63,000 container moves carried out at full-size proof of concept installation in Jebel Ali Port
DP World has completed testing of the BOXBAY high bay storage concept at the first full-size facility constructed at Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
More than 63,000 container moves have been completed since the facility, which can hold 792 containers at a time, was commissioned beginning this year.
BOXBAY is a joint venture between DP World and German industrial engineering specialist SMS group. The system stores containers in slots in a steel rack up to eleven high. It delivers three times the capacity of a conventional yard in which containers are stacked directly on top of each other, meaning the footprint of terminals can be reduced by 70 percent.
In BOXBAY containers are moved in, out and between slots by fully electrified and automated cranes built into the structure. Individual containers can be accessed without moving any others. The whole system is designed to be fully powered by solar panels on the roof.
“BOXBAY is part of DP World’s vision to apply innovation to enable global trade and be a provider of smart logistics solutions,” stated Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World.
“BOXBAY’s important parameters such as performance, reliability, energy consumption and many more our goals have been exceeded by far,” commented Mathias Dobner, Chairman and CEO, BOXBAY.