24,000-TEU HMM Gdansk calls at Jebel Ali before heading east
DUBAI's Jebel Ali Port has docked the 24,000-TEU HMM Gdansk, one of the world's largest container vessels, reports Bahrain's TradeArabia News Service
DUBAI's Jebel Ali Port has docked the 24,000-TEU HMM Gdansk, one of the world's largest container vessels, reports Bahrain's TradeArabia News Service.
DP World's Jebel Ali is the only port in the Arabian Gulf region connected to the arterial Far East 3 (FE3) loop with the capacity to store mega vessels, said the report.
The ship arrived from DP World's London Gateway at the port before sailing to Singapore. The ships previous journey began in Busan, South Korea in June 29, with calls at Yantian, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and Antwerp.
Jebel Ali has a total handling capacity of 22.4 million TEU, making it one of the region's premier gateway ports on the Asia-Europe sea trade route.
'We are honoured to welcome HMM Gdansk and her crew,' said DP World's UAE chief Mohammed Al Muallem.
'Our early investment in digital technology and automation ensured we faced minimal disruption at Jebel Ali Port. We employ today's frontline technologies like robotics, automation, Internet of Things, Big Data, virtual reality, and cybersecurity to build and sustain our efficiencies,' said Mr Muallem.