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Top 10 Shipping line Chooses Port of Salalah as Regional Hub

2011-08-23

Top 10 Shipping line Chooses Port of Salalah as Regional Hub

 

SALALAH: Port of Salalah received the maiden call from global shipping lineCSAV (CompañíaSud Americana de Vapores). CSAV is a Chilean shipping company operating across all 5 continents in container, bulk, and car carrier vessels. They are one of the oldest and most respected liner companies in the world today.

The M/V Pucon a 304meter,6,500 TEU (Twenty foot equivalent container units) container vessel called at Salalah on Tuesday 16th August on route from India to Northern Europe. In laymen’s terms the cargo on the MV Pucon if laid end to end would be the equivalent of 5 times the length of the world tallest building, TheBurjKhaleefa. With 25 of the world’s largest cranes Port of Salalah is in fact built to handle double this size of cargo on a single vessel. The vessel will be calling at Salalah in both directions on a monthly rotation as part of an Asia- Europe-Asia service.

 

The vessel was met by Mr Ahmed Akaak Deputy Chief Executive Officer Port of Salalah and senior members of the portmanagement and the captain received a commemorative plaque to mark the vessel’s maiden call at Salalah.

 

Peter Ford, Chief Executive Officer for Port of Salalah said “we are delighted to welcome CSAV to Salalah and receive the maiden call from their vessel the MV Pucon. The addition of CSAV as a customer to the Port of Salalah will add to the number of markets and options that businesses, both local and international, have when using Salalah as a distribution or manufacturing base. We are in further negotiations with a number of other key liner companies whose regional and global shipping networks will be greatly enhanced by using the strategic location Salalah offers.”   

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