At the Jebel Ali terminal in Dubai, DP World had the land available to build a BOXBAY HBS in order to see in real-life how good the concept really was. In January 2021, after a construction period of 18 months, a proof-of-concept High Bay Storage system was put into trial operation at the Port Dubai. Even if the technology itself is regarded as mature this pioneering innovation had to be thoroughly tested. The objective was not only to convince skeptics in the industry but also to provide the basis for the further development of the technology for all conceivable use cases in container terminals.
BOXBAY – Construction phase
Sales activities for BOXBAY were launched in fall 2021 due to its early market maturity. The proof of concept facility was presented at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, which was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. Since then, BOXBAY has already received a number of inquiries that have resulted in the first projects, which are currently in the rough design, layout, or budgeting phase.