posted on 26/09/2012: 449 views
DP World has signed an agreement with CyberLogitec, a Korean IT company specialising in maritime and logistics industry, to provide its OPUS Terminal Operating System (TOS) for Terminal 3, which when completed will add four million TEU in additional capacity to Jebel Ali.
Jebel Ali, the container port operated by DP World, UAE Region will install the technology to run its new 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 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 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," he said.
Jang-Rim Choi, CEO of CyberLogitec, said: "We are very pleased to provide OPUS Terminal to DP World's Jebel Ali Terminal 3. Based on trust built in the automated terminal project in Pusan New Port terminal, we are confident that OPUS Terminal will contribute to the competitiveness of Jebel Ali Terminal 3." – Emirates 24|7
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