Port safety

Anti-collision systems ensure fail-safe operation of container terminals at DP World

Container terminals operate on a 24/7 basis, so the demand on availability is extremely high. Collisions involving the boom of ship-to-shore cranes and ships pose the greatest risk in daily operations. In order to offer its customers uninterrupted operations DP World, one of the leading container handling company, has decided to equip the expansion of its Jebel Ali facility in Dubai with anti-collision systems from SICK. Continue reading


KhorFakkan Port equipped with new advanced object detection

Gulftainer Company Limited was established in 1976 in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The company’s primary role is to manage and operate the container terminals in Port Khalid and KhorFakkan on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority. The Port of KhorFakkan, United Arab Emirates, is the Indian Ocean location of one of Gulftainer’s UAE-based container terminals (KhorFakkan Container Terminal, KCT). KCT is operating 20 ship-to-shore quay cranes to load and unload containers from the shipping vessels. Due to the high costs for the anchoring time for vessels, any docking interruptions or offloading delays must be prevented, because time is pure money. Continue reading