DP World has welcomed the largest ever bulk carrier vessel the Port of Jebel Ali has ever facilitated.
Saba Shipping’s 229m ‘Mega Star’ was carrying around 79,000 tonnes of reinforced steel from Turkey to Dubai.
DP World’s chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem was reported by the Arabian Supply Chain as saying that standards have been kept high as the terminal operator’s flagship port serves a huge variety of customers.
Bin Sulayem said: “The team in Jebel Ali rose to the challenge of handling the biggest ever vessel of its type to visit the port, and I congratulate them on their achievement.”
Bin Sulayem added: “This sends a clear message that we are ready to meet future capacity demands in Dubai, whether [this be] containerised or non-containerised cargo.”
DP World claims that Jebel Ali Port has unparalleled sea connectivity, with 90-plus weekly services to over 140 ports worldwide.
DP World’s UAE terminals handled 11.4 million TEU in the first nine months of 2014.