Exclusive Paper: DP World’s Terminal of the Future
Port Technology is pleased to release an exclusive technical paper for PTI subscribers from the brains behind the new 'high bay' terminal planned by DP World and SMS Group.
The paper offers an analysis of the composition of the terminal, as well as outlining how it can drive the industry forward by meeting future demands.
DP World and SMS Group have teamed up to form a joint company 'BOXBAY', which is the driving force behind the innovation.
The paper is authored by Mathias Dobner (BOXBAY), Volker Brück (SMS Group/AMOVA), Ronald van der Meer (DP World), Patrick Bol (DP World), who state: "We believe container handling technology is set to take a huge leap forward thanks to BOXBAY, an international joint venture formed by global trade enabler DP World and industrial engineering specialist SMS group.
"BOXBAY has been created to offer new solutions for container storing and handling through its High Bay Storage (HBS) system – a disruptive new technology that significantly improves operations at container terminals.
"Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, BOXBAY places each container in an individual rack, making each one directly accessible."
The edition forms part of PTI's upcoming CTAC Edition, which is being published in line with PTI's upcoming #CTAC19 Event.
CTAC is set to bring together the finest minds in terminal automation to tackle the challenges facing the sector, and the new BOXBAY concept is sure to be a hot topic at the event.
PTI Editor Richard Joy said: "It's a pleasure to get the inside track on this terminal of the future concept.
"I know our audience loves to critique new designs and analyse their potential efficiency and this is the king of terminal designs of the future.
"This paper is a welcome addition to some excellent papers slated for Edition 84, with offerings on topics as diverse as ports as apps, the best (and worst) of terminal automation, and what on earth the UK can do with seemingly a million post-Brexit outcomes facing its trade zones."