DP World has signalled the start of an investment and redevelopment programme at its Southampton terminal, introducing two new empty container handlers to its existing fleet.
The Hyster machines are capable of lifting two empty 40-foot containers and stack higher than any of the terminal’s current machines.
According to a statement, the arrival of the new equipment will enable DP World Southampton to create more capacity in the terminal’s empty park.
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In addition to this, Hyster’s empty container handlers are compliant to the latest euro emission standards, therefore bringing higher levels of eco-efficiency to DP World’s operations.
As part of DP World’s redevelopment programme, Southampton will invest in four more machines, replacing its existing fleet with the most modern and fuel efficient equipment available.
These investments are expected to enable smarter trade and secure Southampton’s position as the most productive port in the UK.
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Nick Loader, DP World’s Chief Operating Officer for the UK, said: “This investment in new equipment is part of our strategy to continually review our assets, infrastructure and performance, so that we can deliver the best possible service and productivity to our customers in a sustainable way.”
Later in 2019, DP World will also receive 12 hybrid straddle carriers from lifting solutions provider Kalmar, part of a sustainability initiative to improve the terminal’s ship-to-shore handling of laden boxes.