Aden Container Terminal, a Yemeni port operated by DP World, received its largest container vessel yet, when the Kota Carum, owned by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines, docked there this week.
The 300-metre long, 6,606 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container unit) ship, built in 2011, was berthed for 21 hours and 14 minutes.
Captain Faisal Al Qahtani, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, Middle East Region, said: ‘’We congratulate Pacific International Lines and their new vessel, Kota Carum, on her maiden visit to Aden and the Red Sea area - the busiest sea trade transit route in the world today.
“This port call once again demonstrates the efficient gateway and transshipment role played by DP World Aden and its importance to Yemen’s domestic economy. We commend DP World Aden’s team for the meticulous ability with which they safely and efficiently discharged and loaded a ship of this size.”