DP World orders advanced technology to drive efficiency in new terminal
25 September 2012
DP World has signed an agreement with CyberLogitec, a Seoul, Korea-based IT company specialized in maritime and logistics industry, to provide its OPUS Terminal Operating System (TOS) for Terminal 3, which when completed will add 4 million TEU in additional capacity to Jebel Ali.
Jebel Ali, the award-winning flagship container port operated by DP World, UAE Region will install the state of the art technology to run its new mega container terminal currently under development, as part of plans to expand container handling capacity at the port to 19 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) by 2014.
OPUS TOS has modules to support the sophisticated operational requirements of the new terminal as well as interfaces to other existing systems at the port to provide seamless services to customers. Container Terminal 3, with a quay length of 1,860 metres, a draft of 17 metres, and a 70 hectare storage yard, will be equipped with 19 Ship To Shore (STS) quay cranes and 50 Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes.
DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Vice Chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Mohammed Sharaf, Group Chief Executive Officer, and Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, attended the signing ceremony at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali.
CyberLogitec was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Jang-Rim Choi; and from its Terminal Business Unit Senior Vice President Jason Hyeon and Director of Global Sales Paul Bourke.
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem said the innovative technology in place in Jebel Ali Port is designed to ease congestion across the port area, from the berths to the gates. ‘The OPUS Terminal Operating System (TOS) we have ordered will make Terminal 3 one of the most efficient container terminals anywhere, as our flagship port Jebel Ali continues to lead the region in adopting technology to drive growth.’
Jang-Rim Choi, CEO of CyberLogitec, said: ‘We are very pleased to provide OPUS Terminal to DP World’s Jebel Ali Terminal 3, one of the largest terminals in the world. Based on our strong cooperative relations and trust built in the automated terminal project in Pusan New Port terminal, we are confident that OPUS Terminal will contribute to the world leading competitiveness of Jebel Ali Terminal 3 as the best of its kind in the Middle East.’