Port operator DP World reports growth in container traffic

DP World, one of world’s largest port operators, has announced a 7.5 per cent-jump in container traffic for the first six months of the year. 


“The number of containers handled across our portfolio of global ports has increased again, with 28.2 million containers handled in the first six months of the year,” said DP World Chief Executive Mohammed Sharaf in a statement.

The group’s ports, numbering 60 all around the world, handled more than 28 million TEUs to June. The Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent showed the strongest performance in container movements.

We are delighted to see this encouraging news, especially coming as it does so soon after we heard that another Cavotec customer, Dubai International Airport, reported a record number of passenger numbers in the six months to June.

Cavotec supplies electrical power and spreader reels, Panzerbelt cable protection systems and other innovative technologies to DP World ports. In a recent example, Cavotec  received orders for power and spreader reels for container cranes that will be used at the Rotterdam World Gateway.

Cavotec’s Ports & Maritime unit manufactures a diverse range of advanced technologies that help ports around the world to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably. These products include automated mooringshore powerPanzerbelt cable protectioncrane controllers, slip ringspower chains, connectorsradio remote controls, cable reels and steel chains.

Cavotec cable reel orders in Australia, Brazil and the UK

Cavotec wins cable reel orders from ZPMC for crane applications in Australia, Brazil and the UK

We have won three orders for cable reel systems from industrial equipment manufacturer ZPMC for port operators DP World and Patrick Terminals that will power ship-to-shore cranes at applications in Australia, Brazil and the UK.

One of the orders is for cable reels for ship-to-shore and rail-mounted gantry cranes for the London Gateway terminal, a major new port development located on the north bank of the River Thames run by DP World.

We are also supplying medium voltage cable and spreader cable reels for six ship-to-shore cranes for another DP World project, this time in Brazil. This application is a new joint venture between DP World and several local partners.

Cavotec has also received an order from ZPMC for medium voltage cable reels and spreader cable reels for four ship-to-shore cranes for Patrick Terminals in Australia.

Cavotec’s innovative technologies for the ports sector include MoorMaster™ automated mooring, Alternative Maritime Power shore-to-ship electrical power systems, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, marine propulsion slip rings, power chains and radio remote controls.