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DP World Reaches Milestone with Container High Bay Store Proof of Concept

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 03 Jul 2020

Image Source: BOXBAY DP World SMS Group
BOXBAY is a joint venture by DP World, the Dubai-based provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics and the German industrial engineering specialist SMS group GmbH. BOXBAY has completed assembly of the world’s first container High Bay Store system at Jebel Ali Port. Real life test operations are due to start before September. The technology that is set to dramatically change the way containers are handled in ports with smart innovation.
The patented High Bay Store BOXBAY is an automated container handling system that stacks containers up to eleven stories high. It delivers more than three times the capacity of a conventional yard with enhanced performance, so the footprint of terminals can be reduced by up to 70 percent and enables any container to be accessed individually without moving any other. Traditionally containers are stacked one on top of the other, which means many containers have to be moved to access containers lower down in the stacks.

The final mayor component of the system, a truck crane, was assembled on site. The automated truck crane is used to lift containers on and off external trucks. Containers for the landside operations move in and out of BOXBAY on underground conveyor belts before being lifted to their slot in the rack by stacker cranes.

The HBS proof of concept provides 792 container slots. A full industrial HBS yard behind the two under construction berths of Jebel Ali Terminal 4 would be able to handle more than three million containers per year. The stacker cranes and truck handling cranes will be operated in full automation. The shuttle carrier will start testing with a driver at first during the pilot operation phase.

BOXBAY is designed to be fully electrified and will be the only container yard that can be powered by solar panels on its roof.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 03 Jul 2020
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