UK: DP World Southampton Achieves Great Results
DP World Southampton has raised the bar again in the UK container industry by setting another UK productivity record.
On the Hyundai Ambition, the company’s D Team handle 651 moves (54.25 crane moves per hour) on quay crane 29 during a 12-hour night shift.
Chris Lewis, Managing Director, DP World Southampton, said, “This was an excellent achievement during ‘non-ideal’ weather conditions where high winds and rain had closed other ports during the day. We have broken our own personal best record (previously 603 moves on the Hyundai Together) and set another UK first last night (Tuesday 16 October).”
This new record comes just after Associated British Ports has started work on a Â£150 million pound project to create a new deep-water facility at Southampton.
The new berth which will be operational from 2014 will be capable of handling vessels of 16,000 TEU+.
The new berth development underscores Southampton’s position as the first and last deep-sea port of call in Northern Europe for the Far East, with its sheltered location, first-class road and rail distribution links to the Midlands and market-leading service and productivity.
Press Release, October 18, 2012