Jebel Ali is the only port in the Arabian Gulf region with the ability to accommodate mega vessels.
HMM GDANSK is 400 metres long and has a capacity of 24,000 TEUs. The ship and its crew led by Captain Hyungik Cho were welcomed by DP World UAE Region, and other officials from Jebel Ali Port.
The mega carrier arrived from DP World’s London Gateway at the port before sailing to Singapore, its next call in a journey that started in Busan, South Korea on 29 June, with calls at Yantian, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
Jebel Ali is one of the few ports on the Gulf that can accommodate mega vessels with the capability to handle ten at a time. It has an overall handling capacity of 22.4 Million TEU.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:
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.