First vessel makes a call to DP World's new container terminal in Jebel Ali
DP World has today welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state - of - the - art facility, the company said in its press release.
Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal 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.
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.