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BOXBAY to be new high-bay terminal storage branding

System demo will be ready in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 with a pilot project scheduled at Dubai's Jebel Ali Terminal 4


April 17, 2019
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The demo at Jebel Ali port will be ready by 2020.

Dubai – The new high-bay container storage system being developed by DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS Group has received a name.

“BOXBAY” is the new High Bay Storage (HBS) system that will be ready in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 with a pilot project scheduled at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Terminal 4.

“We continue to explore new technologies that push boundaries, disrupt and add value for our operations and customers,” said DP World Group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

“We are excited by the prospects for BOXBAY as handling speed and efficiencies are key aspects of the ports and terminals business and the system is a major development for the sector around the world. We look forward to the technology being installed especially in readiness for Expo 2020.”

The patented design and rack structure of the system stores containers up to eleven stories high, delivering the capacity of a conventional terminal in a third of the surface area. Fully automated, it allows direct access to each container, eliminating unpaid and unproductive reshuffling. It also delivers significant gains in handling speed, energy efficiency, safety and a major reduction in operating costs.

The joint venture brings together decades of experience in container terminal logistics at DP World and AMOVA’s high bay storage handling for metal products that weigh as much as 50 tons each in racks as high as 50 metres.

BOXBAY will present its technology and operator business cases for the first time in public at the Terminal Operator Conference (TOC Europe) in Rotterdam in June.

“With our BOXBAY High Bay Storage technology, we are introducing a revolutionary system that will disrupt global port logistics,” said Dr. Mathias Dobner, CEO of BOXBAY.

“Following the world’s operators’ tremendous interest in our joint venture, we are now looking forward to showcase our solution to them in person.”