Multi-chamber drive-in racking installation at the Port of Dover

SEC Completes drive-in racking project  at Port of Dover


SEC Storage is delighted to announce the completion of a multi-chamber, drive-in racking system at the Port of Dover in Kent.


The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port and a vital international gateway for the movement of passengers and trade.


This multi-chamber drive-in racking system, situated in the recently constructed, 9,360 sq/m Refrigerated Cargo Terminal, was built as part of the wider Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR). DWDR is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover, with over £250m committed to the delivery of the development.


Our initial contact with the Port of Dover in 2016 was on an advisory basis in relation to storage solutions for the new, 9,360 sq/m Refrigerated Cargo Terminal, served by two new deepwater berths which form part of the wider Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR). SEC Storage was ultimately appointed following a competitive tender process.


The Port was in need of a solution that would allow them to offload and store fruit products, to be held prior to dispatch.


Various storage solutions were explored, including the possibility of a semi-automated pallet shuttle system, however, the final solution came in the form of a high-density, drive-in racking system, which was installed to 6no. chambers within the facility.


The works have provided the Port of Dover with a solution that has greatly enhanced their current cargo operational capacity and will serve them well for many years to come.



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Drive-in racking installation at a new facility in Dover