DP World, UAE Region on September 18, signed agreements with local and international companies for the supply of 19 Ship To Shore (STS) quay cranes and 50 Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes for its 4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity Terminal 3 development at the flagship Jebel Ali Port.
The new container terminal will be 1,860 metres long, with a depth of 17 metres to handle multiple next generation container liners simultaneously, and a 70 hectare yard. Total capacity at Jebel Ali will reach 19 million TEU when Terminal 3 opens for business in 2014.
The signing ceremony at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali was attended by DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Vice Chairman HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Mohammed Sharaf, Group Chief Executive Officer, and Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, among others.
Also present were Fritz Hofbauer, Chief Executive Officer of Trans Gulf Port Cranes LLC (TGPC) of Abu Dhabi, which will supply and install 10 STS quay cranes and 25 RMG cranes, and Chen Weiping, Deputy Chief Commercial Manager, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC), which will supply and install 9 STS and 25 RMG cranes.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “DP World remains committed to continuing to meet the needs of the region’s growing markets and supporting the continued economic progress of the UAE and Dubai. The expansion of capacity at our flagship Jebel Ali Port is in line with market demands and the changing needs of our customers. The new container terminal will further strengthen Jebel Ali’s position as the most efficient and modern gateway for cargo in the region and enhance its role as an economic growth engine.”
Obaid Bin Saleh Al Neaimi, Chairman of Trans Gulf Port Cranes LLC (TGPC), said: “TGPC, a member of IMCC Group - Abu Dhabi, is really proud to gain the confidence of DP World for delivery of 10 quay cranes and 25 Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for Jebel Ali’s new Terminal 3. After being associated with DP World for some years to deliver equipment to its terminals world-wide, we are proud of our association with DP World. This prestigious project underpins our commitment to the industry in general and the UAE in particular. DP World’s decision to award TGPC such a large order gives us further motivation to continue our drive towards excellence.”
Chen WeipingYang Wenhui, Deputy Chief Commercial Manager of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC), said: “ZPMC is proud to be chosen as the partner in this milestone project in Jebel Ali Port. We delivered our first crane to DP World in 2005 and our relations have gone from strength to strength ever since. The sophisticated technology that drives our quayside and gantry cranes is designed to deliver peak productivity and efficiency for our clients.”
In the first six months of 2012 DP World, UAE Region, of which Jebel Ali is the leading facility, handled 6.6 million TEU, 7.3% ahead of the same period last year.