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DP World spends £40 in Southampton

[ April 6, 2021   //   ]

DP World is to invest £40 million in its Southampton container terminal in 2021. The work will include the already completed dredging and widening of the berths to accommodate the world’s biggest ships in partnership with Associated British Ports.

It will also spend £10m on a new class of eleven hybrid straddle carriers that consume up to 40% less fuel than diesel-electric powered machines.

It also plans a £3m investment in the redevelopment of the yard of the empty container yard to increase capacity by 25% and create more flexibility for port users.

There will be a new Border Control Post (BCP), including UK Border Force and port health inspection facilities, to expedite checks on cargo entering the country. A quay crane rail will be extended 120 metres to service all berths at the terminal. Other quay cranes will be relocated or decommissioned in order to maximise utilisation and speed up loading and unloading.