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 people and trade.
Our initial contact with the Port of Dover began back in 2016, where discussions took place about a speculative warehouse build, which was to be part of the wider Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project. A £250m redevelopment that will see the Port of Dover strengthen its position as an international gateway, handling up to £119bn 'or' 17% of the UK's total trade in goods.
It was proposed that 6no. pallets would be brought into the facility's loading area every 2.4 minutes (approx.), so it is 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) project is one of the biggest investments undertaken by the Port of Dover, with over £250m committed to the delivery of the project.
It is also part of a longer-term plan, which will see the port strengthen its position as an international gateway, handling up to £119bn 'or' 17% of the UK's total trade in goods.
Port of Dover / VolkerStevin