DP World adding equipment at Port Saint John

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

DP World is adding equipment at its Port of Saint John container terminal.

The terminal operator will be bringing in two super-post-Panamax quay cranes (capable of reaching 21 rows wide); over a dozen additional reach stackers; internal transfer vehicles (ITVs); and container trailers. It will upgrade the terminal operating system, add a new truck gate system, and an enterprise-wide financial management system.

This is the second set of cranes to arrive in Saint John since DP World became the terminal operator in 2017. These additional cranes will allow two container vessels to be handled simultaneously and are expected to arrive in late 2022. These cranes will allow the terminal to handle ships of up to about 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent (TEUs).  Once commissioned, the terminal will have a total of four quay cranes.

DP World Saint John currently offers container and non-containerized cargo handling services with 400,000 square feet of bonded warehousing capacity including container stuffing/destuffing, and other cargo handling solutions. The company says the upgrades and new equipment will allow it to offer logistics services including transloading and warehousing, and to handle increased cargo volumes.

Since DP World became the terminal operator, several shipping lines have added Saint John as a port of call including, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd, which has both a regular and seasonal service. MSC has been calling the port for over a decade.

Port Saint John provides connections to over 500 ports in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

“We are thrilled that our partners at DP World are investing in both new terminal equipment and additional larger gantry cranes at Port Saint John. These significant investments will enable the terminal to further this period of remarkable growth, and provide much needed resiliency in Canada’s supply chain,” said Craig Bell Estabrooks, president and CEO, Port Saint John.