Port logistics


Container ports worldwide are facing a host of challenges: ultra-large container ships need new, efficient concepts for faster loading and unloading. Higher container volumes demand significantly more warehouse capacity and simultaneously more terminal space. The productivity and cost-effectiveness of all operating procedures are important indicators in global competition.


AMOVA has developed an integrated solution for automatic handling and storage of ISO containers in container ports. It’s a system that consists of an automated high-bay warehouse with direct links to waterside and landside loading.


The storage system offers maximum space utilization of up to 4,000 standard containers per hectare – with all the benefits of fully automated operation. Included here are energy savings and occupational safety. Direct connection to the container cranes on the quay enables up to 500 container movements per hour. The system also offers all the necessary connections for intermodal transport – rail/road/barge.

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Boxbay Joint Venture

Boxbay is an international joint-venture formed by global trade enabler DP World and SMS group.

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From coil logistics to high-bay storage technology for containers

By transferring technologies from our core business to port logistics, SMS group opened up new business opportunities and is set to revolutionize the world of container handling. 

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First 10,000 moves of Boxbay system

In March 2021, the Boxbay test facitlity at Dubai port reached the milestoe of 10,000 moves and proved that the concept works.