Global marine terminals operator DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has received the world’s largest container vessel, the Magleby Maersk, which is on its maiden visit to the region.
The 18,270 TEUs capacity vessel was welcomed by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, and officials from Jebel Ali Port, who were also joined by Dubai based Maersk Line top officials, including Mark Rosenberg, Head of Procurement.
Jebel Ali is one of the very few ports in the Middle East equipped to receive containerships of the size of Magleby Maersk, a Triple-E class vessel with an overall length of 399.2 meters, equivalent to four football pitches.
The Magleby Maersk moulded beam is 59.00 metres wide and the ship has a maximum draft of 16.50 metres. Maersk Line operates the carrier on its 2M Europe-Asia route.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said, “Receiving and handling the Triple-E Magleby Maersk is another milestone for DP World and Jebel Ali Port which is capable of handling the world’s biggest container ships, delivering efficiency that simply can’t be achieved elsewhere. The port is future proofed to handle developments in the industry and was inspired by the need for excellence envisioned by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”
Mark Rosenberg said, “Jebel Ali is a port of priority for Maersk Line vessels visiting this region. We chose DP World’s flagship port for the maiden visit by Magleby Maersk because of the exceptional operational efficiencies offered here. We’re delighted that the DP World team has serviced our Triple-E vessel to our satisfaction and thank them for continuing to support our growth over the past 40 years in the UAE, which is the trading and commercial hub of the region.”