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DP World to roll-out high-bay storage solution in Busan terminal

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DP World is to implement its BOXBAY high-bay storage (HBS) system at its terminal in Busan, South Korea.

The technology will be integrated into Pusan Newport Corporation (PNC), a subsidiary of DP World, to increase efficiency, safety, and sustainability at the South Korean terminal.

A contract signing took place in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, attended by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Burkhard Dahmen, Chairman and CEO of SMS group, the two partners behind BOXBAY.

BOXBAY is a fully automated system with additional safety features built in. The system allows direct access to each container at any time, eliminating 350,000 unproductive moves per year.

According to DP World, this will improve overall truck servicing time by 20%, further improving PNC’s service delivery to its customers.

The HBS technology will be seamlessly integrated with the existing mode of ARMG/truck operations as a retrofit on an existing empty storage area.

“We have long invested in new technology to improve and modernise our ports and terminals,” said Tiemen Meester, COO Ports & Terminals, DP World. “With the introduction of the BOXBAY high-bay storage system, we will be able to better serve our customers while keeping our people safe and cutting carbon emissions from the environment.”

The company plans to power the system by using solar energy, generated by photovoltaic panels on the roof of the storage system.