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DP World chairman applauds British port projects

Thursday, 01 March 2012 | 00:00
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World has welcomed a new productivity record set for vessel handling operations at DP World Southampton, and expressed his pleasure with the progress of construction at London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project.
HE Bin Sulayem made the remarks during a visit to the UK marine terminals this week where he met senior officials from DP World Southampton and London Gateway.
DP World Southampton’s team recently set a new individual crane record of 565 containers in a 12 hour shift while servicing the OOCL Long Beach, which worked at 172 moves per hour during the shift. Overall, vessel productivity increased by over 20 per cent in 2011 and quay crane rates have continued to improve further in 2012.
“DP World’s UK developments are a vital part of its global portfolio. As construction progresses on the London Gateway project, Southampton has emerged as a model example of efficiency through productivity improvements. The great strides it has made to meet customer needs and provide an efficient and reliable service and greater choice for our customers has set a new benchmark in the UK container industry,” said HE Bin Sulayem.
London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project, will open in the fourth quarter of 2013 with an initial capacity of 1.6 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units).
Source: Arabian Supply Chain
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