DP World world welcomes APL Phoenix to Terminal 3
Dubai, October 27, 2014 (STAT):- DP World Chairman greeted the APL Phoenix together with senior representatives of other DP World customers.
Terminal 3 represents innovation and technology, featuring 19 of the world’s largest and most modern quay cranes remotely operated from a sophisticated control room off the quayside, in safety and comfort, largely by Emirati nationals, including females, who will also make up the majority of the 50 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry crane (ARMG) operations team.
After the completion next year, it will add a further 4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) capacity to the port, taking total handling capacity at Jebel Ali to 19 million TEU. With its 21st Century infrastructure and 18 metre draft, Terminal 3 gives Jebel Ali the ability to handle more of the new generation mega vessels, and as many as 10 Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) at the same time.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said “We are proud to welcome the APL Phoenix to Terminal 3 as trial operations begin at our newest terminal. As the $850 million Terminal 3 comes on line, it will support the growth of Dubai, the UAE and the wider region.”
On which Kenneth Glenn, President, APL, responded “APL congratulates DP World on the opening of the Jebel Ali Terminal 3. As the world’s biggest semi-automated facility, Terminal 3 is well-equipped to provide our ships with optimal and sustainable service efficiency and reliability. This is a key success factor for the container liner business. We are very pleased to work with DP World in continuously improving the speed and efficiency of our vessel dispatch here in Jebel Ali, and throughout our global network.”