DP World Opts For Gloria
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order from DP World to supply two new generation reachstackers, named Gloria, to the Jebel Ali new container terminal 3 (T3) in Dubai. The order was placed in January 2014 and delivery is scheduled for June 2014.
DP World's impressive container terminal T3 will open for business this year 2014 as the world's largest semi-automated facility. It features 1,860 metres of quayside and a 70-hectare yard. Providing an additional annual capacity of 4 million TEU, it takes the total capacity of Jebel Ali Port to 19 million TEU. The new terminal will be part of Jebel Ali's integrated multi-modal hub, offering sea, air and land connectivity.
Gloria is designed to handle loaded containers and has the capacity to stack 45 tonne (9'6") containers five-high in the first row.
With fuel cost reduction, safety and increased operational efficiency using the latest automation technology high on DP World's agenda, Gloria's CAN bus technology, for the first time, is being interfaced with DP World's local port automation system. This interfacing provides constant data transfer of the key operating parameters from the machine including fuel consumption, oil and water temperature, speed level, and operating and idling hours. It also sends signals on the current working boom lift length and angle, together with the spreader height. For safety purposes, the twist lock/unlock condition and the spreader job type messages are also received. These are features that contribute significantly towards safety and operational efficiency. The new Eco drive mode contributes to the reduction in fuel consumption.
Suresh Ananthanarayan, Kalmar Sales Middle East and Africa said, "We are delighted that DP World has selected Kalmar's new generation reachstacker Gloria for their new terminal. As the focus on reducing costs of ownership continues, Kalmar leads the industry through its combination of advanced technology and innovative solutions. Gloria offers unsurpassed performance, and with the CAN bus operational information, our customer now has the critical performance data readily available to help them achieve optimum efficiencies.
"While we continue our commitment towards DP World in its path of continuous growth, we are proud to introduce Gloria in the Middle East, having previously supplied the customer with our DRF model reachstackers. We would like to congratulate them on the inauguration of the construction of T3 which is a considerable achievement."
DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East. In 2013, the company handled more than 55 million TEU containers.
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