DP World welcomes US' new policy on Africa

DP World welcomes US new policy on Africa
A new and intelligent container storing system will be applied for the first time at Jebel Ali Terminal 4.

dubai - It criticised the Djibouti government's autocratic actions



By Staff Report

Published: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 6:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9:01 PM

Global trade enabler DP World has welcomed the statement made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton at the Heritage Foundation on December 13, 2018, when he presented the US administration's new strategic policy on Africa.

In his statement, Bolton highlighted and criticised in particular the government of Djibouti's autocratic actions earlier this year in illegally expropriating the Doraleh Container Terminal.

The government of Djibouti continues to flout international business laws, disregarding multiple international court rulings in DP World's favour that declared the expropriation illegal.   

A DP World spokesperson said: "We are grateful for the support of President Trump and the US administration and will continue to use all available resources to bring about a resolution to this needless dispute."

Container handling technology
Meanwhile, DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionise the way that containers are handled in ports. A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time at Jebel Ali Terminal 4.

The High Bay Storage system was originally developed by SMS group subsidiary Amova for round-the-clock handling of metal coils that weigh as much as 50 tonnes each in racks as high as 50 metres. Amova is the first company to transfer this technology to the port industry.

Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the system places each container in an individual rack compartment. Containers are stored in an 11-storey rack, creating 200 per cent more capacity than a conventional container terminal.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World group chairman and CEO, said: "DP World's experience and expertise in moving cargo coupled with the technology of Amova will ensure the system is efficient and relevant for present and future operations."

- business@khaleejtimes.com


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