DP World orders 69 cranes for new terminal
Dubai, September 18, 2012
DP World, UAE Region today signed agreements with local and international companies for the supply of 69 cranes for the Terminal 3 development at the Jebel Ali Port.
The cranes include 19 Ship To Shore (STS) quay cranes and 50 Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes.
The new 4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity container terminal will be 1,860 m long, with a depth of 17 m to handle multiple next generation container liners simultaneously, and a 70 hectare yard. Total capacity at Jebel Ali will reach 19 m TEU when Terminal 3 opens for business in 2014.
The signing ceremony at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali was attended by DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, vice chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Mohammed Sharaf, group chief executive officer, and Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, UAE Region, among others.
Also present were Fritz Hofbauer, chief executive officer of Trans Gulf Port Cranes (TGPC) of Abu Dhabi, which will supply and install 10 STS quay cranes and 25 RMG cranes, and Chen Weiping, deputy chief commercial Manager, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC), which will supply and install 9 STS and 25 RMG cranes.
Bin Sulayem, said: “DP World remains committed to continuing to meet the needs of the region’s growing markets and supporting the continued economic progress of the UAE and Dubai. The expansion of capacity at our flagship Jebel Ali Port is in line with market demands and the changing needs of our customers. The new container terminal will further strengthen Jebel Ali’s position as the most efficient and modern gateway for cargo in the region and enhance its role as an economic growth engine.”
In the first six months of 2012 DP World, UAE Region, of which Jebel Ali is the leading facility, handled 6.6 million TEU, 7.3 per cent ahead of the same period last year. – TradeArabia News Service