Jebel Ali Port has helped to ship four huge polyethylene reactors – the largest weighing 227 tonnes – to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The operation was undertaken with the CMA CGM Group.
The shipment was handled with the help of a floating crane from Drydocks World and then loaded on a container vessel with two sailings. As one of the largest project cargoes loaded on a container ship in the Middle East, the operation mobilised more than 100 specialists.
A total of 839 tonnes of cargo, measuring 35 metres in length, seven metres in height, and seven metres in width was transported from the DP World-operated facility, occupying 424 TEU slots.
Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals – DP World, UAE Region said: “We firmly believe in constantly reinventing to meet the requirements of this dynamic market and our clients’ needs. The innovative solutions Jebel Ali Port offers make it the most preferred destination in the region. As one of the largest in the Middle East, the port enables trade and offers seamless connectivity to more than 3.5 billion consumers. Our collaboration with the CMA CGM Group, and the completion of this operation underscored the importance of DP World, UAE Region’s advanced capabilities, reaffirming the faith of key players in the industry.”
Romain Vigneaux, Dubai Agency General Manager, CMA CGM Group stated: “This shipment is a milestone achievement for Jebel Ali, and the container sector in the UAE. It testifies our expertise in shipping highly technical projects, while offering key advantages such as regular and reliable sailings with high-frequency and fast transit time. Thanks to the support of DP World, UAE Region, and its flagship port, we were able to load and transport the project cargo efficiently.”