Jebel Ali Takes World’s Largest Sugar Carrier


Al Khaleej Sugar has celebrated the arrival of MV UBC OTTAWA, the world’s largest sugar carrying vessel to call at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port. 

Arriving from Sao Paolo port in Brazil, 106,000 tonnes of sugar was discharged in Dubai during the whole last week. Sailing since 2011, the 260m length vessel has a load capacity of more than 118,000 tonnes.

At a ceremony held at the Al Khaleej Sugar refinery yard in Jebel Ali, in presence of Al Khaleej Sugar Managing Director Jamal Al Ghurair, DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem congratulated the company, saying: “This historic call is another achievement for Dubai, reinforcing its gateway position for the Middle East and wider region.”

HE bin Sulayem added: “DP World is working closely with Al Khaleej Sugar to safely offload the raw sugar at their berth, illustrating our ability to handle all types of cargo, including food staples such as rice, flour and other perishable goods.

“Jebel Ali serves a wide variety of customers and this event comes on the heels of the arrival of the biggest ever bulk carrier to visit the port last month, where we handled 79,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel.

“These achievements illustrate that we are ready to meet future demands for containerized or non-containerized cargo, with our new, state-of-the-art Container Terminal 3 at Jebel Ali ready to serve customers.”

Jebel Ali Takes World’s Largest Sugar Carrier. (Source: Marine Traffic)

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