The new Container Terminal 3 (T3), inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is one of the largest semi-automated facilities in the world.
The 720,000 sqm facility further strengthens Jebel Ali Port’s container handling capacity by 4 million TEU, bringing it to a total of 19 million TEU. Pioneering large-scale automation, the terminal is equipped with 19 highly automated quay cranes alongside the 1862 metre quay with a draft of 17 metres. Additionally 50 automated rail mounted gantry yard cranes (ARMG) operate on the 70 hectare storage yard.
With T3, Jebel Ali Port is now able to handle ten of the next generation 18,000 TEU mega vessels simultaneously – the only port in the region able to do so.
The cranes are operated using remote control technology, by the next generation of skilled Emirati men and women. Furthermore, automation improves safety and security of operations on the quay side.
The addition of T3 enhances Jebel Ali Port’s capabilities and infrastructure, reaffirming its position as the region’s hub, built to nurture trade.

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In December 2011 DP World announced its intention to expand flagship port Jebel Ali in the UAE by creating an additional 4 million TEU capacity, resulting in total capacity at Jebel Ali reaching 19 million TEU by 2014.

DP World will be investing around $850 million over three years adapting 1,860 metres of quayside and 70 hectares of yard from an existing general cargo berth into a new container terminal within the existing container port. The investment will be financed from existing cash resources and cashflow.

The new terminal, which will operate with the largest, most efficient quay cranes and have a draft of 17 metres, will be able to handle the world’s largest container vessels planned for the future.