Dubai-based port operator DP World has ordered two new Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for its semi-automated terminal in Brisbane, Australia.
The cranes will join a fleet of 14 Kalmar ASCs at Fisherman Islands Terminal, bringing the number of modules servicing container trade to eight and increasing capacity by 14 percent to 720,000 TEUs. The new ASCs will be delivered fully erected in 2016 and they are expected to be commissioned in January 2017.
“The acquisition of the two new ASCs is expected to further improve our quayside productivity, while enabling a more efficient transfer of containers from our road side operation,” Glenn Wayne, General Manager Operations, DP World Brisbane, said.
”It will also result in a 14 percent increase in yard stacking capacity, while providing an additional five truck lanes which will further reduce truck turn times across all shifts.”
Since DP World Australia launched its semi-automated terminal with seven operating modules in May 2014, key performance metrics including truck turnaround time and quay crane productivity have improved significantly.
End-to-end efficiency is achieved in the terminal through a combination of Kalmar automated stacking cranes, shuttle carriers and automated truck handling, all integrated to operate within Kalmar terminal logistic system and Navis terminal operating system.