King Abdullah Port welcomes the world’s joint-largest containership

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King Abdullah Port has recently welcomed MSC Irina, the world’s joint-largest containership with a capacity of 24,346 TEU.

This accomplishment follows the successful handling of the same containership for the first time in May 2023.

Furthermore, MSC Tessa and MSC Gemma – two of the world’s largest cargo ships – docked in the port.

These massive vessels, spanning 399.9 metres in length and 61.5 metres in width, have a capacity of 24,116 TEU and are among the world’s biggest containerships.

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The port authority said that the arrival of these ships illustrates the port’s capacity to satisfy the shipping industry’s most stringent requirements.

Jay New, the CEO of King Abdullah Port, expressed his excitement about welcoming the largest container ships in the world.

New stated: “The port’s success is reaching unprecedented heights, we are prioritising infrastructure development, consistently investing in physical expansion to accommodate larger vessels, increase handling capacity, and enhancing operational efficiency.”

This month, King Abdullah Port announced a strategic partnership with two premier providers of marine fuel supply and services.

Additionally, Minerva Bunkering extended its Saudi Arabia Red Sea operations to accommodate boats calling at King Abdullah Port.

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