- By transferring technologies from its core business to other areas, SMS group opens up new business opportunities within its New Horizons program
- BOXBAY is a disruptive solution for container storage in ports which is based on our technology for coil logistics
- The first BOXBAY high-bay storage system for containers is under construction at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai and will start operation by the end of 2020
A huge high-bay storage system is currently being built in Dubai. What is special about this is that, instead of small boxes or individual products, entire shipping containers are going to be stored in it, eleven stories high. Up to now, these massive containers have simply been stacked on top of each other in container ports – up to six high – when the cargo is discharged. The problem is that the containers then need to be reshuffled. So sufficient space has to be reserved for this. Reshuffling accounts for between 30 and 60 percent of all container movements. A technology that was originally developed for fully automated processes in the field of steel product logistics is set to change this, giving port operators even more flexibility.