Video: The Eagle Eye security and operations systems deployed at Jebel Ali T3

As the showcase port of DP World, Jebel Ali is a hothouse of experimentation. Terminal 3, the latest to come online, is leading the way.
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Jebel Ali’s $850m Terminal 3, which started operations in November 2014, is setting new standards for semi-automation and efficiency.

As the showcase port of DP World, Jebel Ali is a hothouse of experimentation. Terminal 3, the latest to come online, is leading the way.

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While DP World operates Navis’ SPARC Terminal Operating System at Jebel Ali Terminals 1 and 2, it uses OPUS Terminal (Eagle Eye) at Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.

OPUS Terminal was developed in South Korea, by CyberLogitec, which is based in Seoul, and first deployed at Pusan Newport Company, DP World’s Korean joint venture.

The ‘Eagle Eye system’ is described as ‘totally new’ by DP World officials, and offers live information on machines and equipment operating in the yard.

“Terminal 3 is the ‘centre of excellence’ for terminal automation in the DP World portfolio,” says Paul Bourke, global director, CyberLogitec, and Terminal 3 Project manager.

Each quay crane (STS) is over 138 metres tall at full boom extension. They weigh 1.85m kg each and can lift four twenty-foot containers at one time, handling up to 100,000 kg a lift, according to DP World.

They have a 69.5 metre lifting height and extended reach, capable of handling the 25 containers-wide new generation of ultra large containerships (ULCs).

Terminal 3 is semi-automated, rather than fully automated, because truck drivers are at all times involved. ARMGs are “fully automated”, while STSs are “semi-automated”. “Semi-automation is remote control,” said a DP World official.