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Southampton breaks handling record

[ April 24, 2012   //   ]

The Hyundai together breaks Southampton's handling recordSouthampton container terminal set its best ever vessel turnaround performance when it handled the maiden call of the largest ship in the Hyundai fleet.

The Hyundai Together was turned around in 24 hours well ahead and, in a 12-hour shift, 600 containers were moved by an individual crane, equivalent to 50 moves per hour.

Managing director, DP World Southampton, Chris Lewis, said: “While this might not mean a great deal to those a few steps removed in the supply chain, we know that this translates directly into less disruption for carriers and shippers. Our aim is to make the transition of goods through our terminal as seamless as possible for the UK’s importers and exporters.

“It is also a reflection of a strong team spirit here at the terminal, from everyone on the quayside to everyone in the office, who understand it’s not just a box we’re moving but goods and merchandise for retailers, manufactures and business throughout the UK.”

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