Drive-in racking installation at the Port of Dover
SEC Storage is pleased to announce the completion of a multi-chamber, drive-in racking system at the Port of Dover, one of Europe’s busiest ferry ports and a vital international gateway for the movement of passengers and trade.
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 £250m development and regeneration ensure the Port of Dover strengthens its long-term resilience as an international gateway, handling up to £122bn 'or' 17% of the UK's total trade in goods.
In order to achieve maximum productivity, it was imperative that the system SEC Storage proposed would ensure the loading and retrieval of pallets were as smooth as possible to ensure no lost operational time.
Various storage solutions were originally explored, including the possible use of a semi-automated, pallet shuttle system, however, after an extensive space planning and operational analysis by SEC's Systems Division - Sales Director, Gary Kirk, it was found that the best solution to achieve our client's goals would be a high-density, drive-in racking system.
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The Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover, with over £250m committed to the delivery of the development.
It is also part of a longer-term plan, which will see the port strengthen its position as an international gateway, handling up to £122bn 'or' 17% of the UK's total trade in goods.
Port of Dover / VolkerStevin