Dubai-based marine terminal operator DP World has awarded a contract to CyberLogitec, a South Korea-based IT company, to provide its OPUS terminal operating system (TOS) for Terminal 3, which is currently under construction at Jebel Ali Port in the UAE.

OPUS TOS has modules to support the operational requirements of Terminal 3 and also interfaces to other existing systems at the port to offer seamless services to customers.

DP World senior vice president and managing director of the UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem said that the new technology to be installed at the Jebel Ali Port is designed to ease congestion across the port area, from the berths to the gates.

"The OPUS TOS we have ordered will make Terminal 3 one of the most efficient container terminals anywhere, as our flagship port Jebel Ali continues to lead the region in adopting technology to drive growth," Al Muallem said.

Earlier in September 2012, DP World awarded a contract to a joint venture (JV) between TOA and Soletanche Bachy to develop the new $850m Terminal 3.

The deal will see the TOA-Soletanche Bachy JV design, build, commission and provide required terminal infrastructure at the third terminal.

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Under the deal, the company will also deepen the channel depth to receive super post-panamax next generation container ships with capacity up to 18,000teu at the terminal.

DP World said that the new terminal will have a quay length of 1,860m, a draft of 17m and a 70ha storage yard, which will increase capacity at the Jebel Ali Port by four million teu per year.

Following completion in 2014, Terminal 3 will increase the total capacity at the Jebel Ali port to 19 million teu.

The new terminal will be equipped with 19 ship-to-shore quay cranes and 50 rail mounted gantry cranes to handle the world’s largest container vessels.

Image: DP World will equip the CyberLogitec’s OPUS TOS at the new container terminal. Photo: Imre Solt.