New terminal gets going at Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali Port’s new Container Terminal 3 heralds DP World’s resolve to bring the port up to requirements

November 2014

DP World officials, operators of Jebel Ali Port,  have pledged to develop the port to meet current and future challenges as they welcomed the first scheduled commercial vessel arriving at the new $850 million Container Terminal 3, the APL Phoenix.

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said the new terminal would support the growth of Dubai, the UAE and the wider region.

“DP World is committed to continuing to develop Jebel Ali port to meet the current and future needs of our customers. Looking ahead, the connection of Etihad Rail to Jebel Ali Port will add a further dimension to the multi-modal supply chain, seamlessly linking sea, road, rail and air through the Dubai Logistics Corridor, reinforcing Jebel Ali’s role as the premier gateway serving the wider region of two billion people” said Bin Sulayem.

“Terminal 3 will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal, providing operational efficiencies for customers, comfortable and safe working conditions for our people and environmental benefits by reducing our carbon footprint. Terminal 3 will be 30 per cent more carbon efficient than a traditional terminal.”

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.

Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal will add a further 4 million teu capacity to the port, taking total handling capacity at Jebel Ali to 19 million teu.  With its latest infrastructure and 18 m 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.


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