It is often the case that areas that require a new container terminal for logistical reasons do not have sufficient space available. For example on steep coasts, near areas of heavy urbanization, or where there is a high density of industry. Or where land reclamation is not possible for cost-related reasons or due to environmental constraints. A BOXBAY high-bay storage system is ideal for such greenfield projects. Right from the outset, new ports can be designed from scratch for high throughput and optimum space utilization to achieve high storage capacity.
The majority of container transshipment capacity worldwide is expanded via brownfield projects, in which existing ports are extended and upgraded. Most large seaports have steadily grown since they went into operation and, in many cases, are already encroaching on the likewise expanding urban environment or industrial and transport infrastructure. Sometimes, however, the topology of the landscape, environmental regulations, or social-political resistance also set limits in terms of expansion capability.