DP World has introduced the primary business use of its revolutionary BOXBAY high-bay storage system at their terminal in Pusan, South Korea.
A contract was signed on eighth March between Pusan Newport Company (PNC) and Boxbay FZCO — a three way partnership of DP World and German plant know-how provider, SMS group – initiating the design and engineering works for the location. The signing happened in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, and was signed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Burkhard Dahmen, Chairman and CEO of SMS group, the companions behind BOXBAY.
PNC already operates one of many highest performing container terminals in Asia. The addition of BOXBAY’s know-how will permit PNC to spice up its effectivity even additional.
The BOXBAY high-bay storage know-how can be seamlessly built-in together with the prevailing mode of ARMG/truck operations as a retrofit on an current empty storage space. The system permits direct entry to every container at any time, eliminating 350,000 unproductive strikes per 12 months. It will enhance the general truck servicing time by 20 p.c, additional enhancing PNC service supply to its prospects.
BOXBAY is totally automated with extra security options inbuilt. DP World additionally intend to energy it through the use of solar energy, generated by photovoltaic panels on the roof of the storage system, complementing DP World’s drive to decarbonise operations.
Tiemen Meester, COO Ports & Terminals, DP World, stated:
“We now have lengthy invested in new and modern know-how that can enhance and modernise our ports and terminals. It’s an incredible step ahead to announce our first business use of BOXBAY. The PNC terminal is an exemplary operation that’s already technologically superior and ahead centered. With the introduction of the BOXBAY high-bay storage system, we will higher serve our prospects whereas preserving our folks secure and reducing carbon emissions from the surroundings.”
Glen Hilton, CEO & Managing Director, DP World Asia Pacific & Australasia, stated:
“We’re delighted to see this know-how carried out first at one among our terminals. Security, sustainability and effectivity are big drivers for our enterprise. We sit up for working with the PNC and BOXBAY groups to implement this method with none interruption to our present companies.”
DP World developed BOXBAY in a three way partnership with German plant know-how provider SMS group, who initially created the storage system to deal with heavy steel coils. Having confirmed the know-how within the metals business, it was refined for port logistics. DP World and SMS constructed a pilot facility at Jebel Ali’s Terminal-4 in January 2021. By the top of June 2022, 190,000 container actions had been carried out beneath practical working situations to confirm the market maturity of the system.
DP World has a 66% stake in PNC, which dealt with 5.3 million TEUs in 2021. PNC operates in Pusan port, which is the tenth largest on the earth.