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New concept could slash port land costs

[ July 2, 2020   //   ]

DP World has completed assembly of the world’s first container High Bay Store system (HBS) at Jebel Ali Port which stacks containers up to eleven high. BoxBay is  a joint venture between the port operator and German industrial engineering specialist SMS Group.

Real life test operations are due to start before September and the technology delivers more than three times the capacity of a conventional yard with enhanced performance, allowing the footprint of terminals to be reduced by up to 70% while allowing any container to be accessed individually without moving any other.