Dubai's DP World opens $230mn Brisbane terminal
By Michael Fahy
DP World has opened a new, $230mn container terminal at the Port of Brisbane.
The Dubai-based operator has commissioned 14 automated stacking cranes and 14 shuttle carriers to move containers from ship-to-shore cranes to new storage areas.
The port has seven operating automated stacking crane modules serviced by two cranes, which gives it an annual capacity of handling 900,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container units a year.
The stacking cranes and shuttle carries have been provided by Cargotec-owned company, Kalmar.
Paul Scurrah, DP World Australia CEO, said: "The new development will provide excellent customer service as a result of higher waterside productivity, added stacking capacity, more consistent operational performance and additional pickup and delivery flexibility.
"The official opening is a time for us to all reflect and to congratulate both the DP World Brisbane and Kalmar teams on all the hard work they have done to bring this project to fruition."