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DP World adds capacity at Jebel Ali

Dubai: DP World has increased handling capacity at its Jebel Ali terminal following the delivery of new tandem-lift and rail-mounted gantry cranes for installation on the second phase of the Container Terminal-2 at the port, reports Emirates Business. Eight new tandem-lift cranes and 20 rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) have been delivered to the Jebel Ali terminal, increasing the total number of lift cranes to 16 and RMGs to 38.

Most of the new cranes have been commissioned and are operational, while the remaining are expected to commence operations shortly. Additional equipment is expected to be installed at the port in coming months.

The second phase of Container Terminal-2 at Jebel Ali is expected to have 29 tandem-lift cranes and 60 RMGs, when fully operational in the first quarter of 2009. The Container Terminal-2 is expected to have a total capacity in excess of 5m teu when fully operational.  [22/09/08]

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