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DP World makes largest ever tractor order for Jebel Ali

DP World has ordered 238 new tow tractors for Terminal 3 at Jebel Ali Port in the largest ever tractor order in the company's history.
DP World has ordered 238 new terminal tractors for Jebeli Ali Port.
DP World has ordered 238 new terminal tractors for Jebeli Ali Port.

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DP World has ordered 238 new terminal tractors for Jebeli Ali Port, its flagship port in a global portfolio that includes more than 65 terminals around the world.

The tractors have been ordered from Dutch manufacturer Terberg Special Vehicles and is the port operator’s largest ever single order of tractor tugs, and the largest order Terberg has seen in its history, which dates back to before WWII.

The 238 YT222 tractors will be delivered in batches starting from November 2015 through to March 2016, DP World said in a release.

All the tractors will be fitted with Continental terminal tyres which, Terberg said, showed significantly longer lifetime than standard tyres in a trial period.

The tractors will be deployed at Jebel Ali’s T3 terminal, which will have around 400 tow tractors in total when both 2-million teu phases of the project are fully operational, according to sources at DP World.

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