More handling capacity for DP World Sydney terminal

The 17,100 sqm space increases the terminal’s empty-only stacking capacity to 4,350 TEU

More handling capacity for DP World Sydney terminal
DP World is boosting space for Sydney empties.


DP World Australia’s Sydney terminal has increased its empty container handling capacity with the completion of works at its Lot 13 site, with operations starting last month.

The company says the possibility of increasing off-peak activity, while reducing truck trips by maximising opportunities for full loads both ways, offers benefits for the terminal, the company and the community.

The new area spans 17,100 square metres and provides an additional 371 twenty-foot container ground slots (TGS), increasing the terminal’s empty-only stacking capacity to 4,350 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU).

Acting GM operations Glenn Wayne says the additional stacking capacity will help deliver direct return of empty containers to the port.

"Shipping lines will have the commercial benefits of direct-to-port dehire," Wayne says.

"Transport companies will have the efficiencies and convenience of dehire at the port while undertaking another import/export cargo movement.

"We’ve been able to facilitate the option to backload with the cooperation of Transport for NSW, which will deliver a great outcome for all.

"At present we are making empty return bookings available five days a week, 6am-10pm.

"Once we have transitioned sufficient volume to this new model, we will be looking to extend these hours to provide maximum accessibility for our night-time and weekend carriers."

The new area, known by its operational designation of ‘six berth, grids five and six’, is rated to stack empty containers only and will be serviced by forklifts.

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