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Khorkakkan welcomes its largest ever boxship

Khorkakkan welcomes its largest ever boxship

Sharjah: Gulftainer's Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) reports that last week its received its biggest ever container ship, the 9,700teu CMA CGM Orfeo. The call exemplifies the trend of increasing conytainer volumes at the port in the Sharjah emirate region of the UAE's east coast, where throughput was much higher in the first half of the year.

Gulftainer says that container lines choosing to route cargo through the KCT gateway to the UAE has been further boosted as congestion and slow working has affected other ports in the region. CMA CGM Orfeo berthed on schedule (with no waiting) and departed on schedule

Gulftainer Director & General Manager Peter Richards commented, "We have been pointing out for years that KCT was geographically ideally placed to save lines time and money, especially as the fast performance of the terminal would ensure that large expensive container ships would not spend much time berthing and working. Containers for the UAE market have continued to move smoothly on our 'minibridge' to the Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD) allowing fast and early distribution to the UAE market ?" when most other gateways have been increasingly gridlocked with traffic."  

The featured photo shows a presentation being made to the master of the ship, Capt. Lukanowsk, by Khorfakkan Terminal Manager Capt. Dag Froehmcke in the presence of CMA-CGM local office General Manager Jamal Lasheen.  [19/09/08]