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DP World invests in Southampton

DP World is putting eleven sustainable straddle carriers into service in the Port of Southampton. The new equipment cost GBP 10 million (EUR 12 million) and completes a GBP 40 million (EUR 48 million) investment in Britain’s second largest container terminal over the last twelve months.


The vehicles, which lift containers moved by the quay cranes and then service onward forms of transport via road and rail, consume up to 20% less fuel than the diesel-electric powered machines they will replace and will be among the most sustainable in the world.


Ernst Schulze, UK chief executive of DP World, spoke of "a new class of eleven hybrid straddle carriers at Southampton, which illustrates once again DP World’s commitment to improving the nation’s trading infrastructure.” The company added that it will shortly begin building a GBP 300 million (EUR 360 million) new fourth berth at DP World's London Gateway logistics hub. (sh)




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