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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