DP World London Gateway Port has welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships carrying a record 18,601 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units). The UASC owned Al Muraykh chose to call at DP World London Gateway to unload 3,800 containers. The information was brought by The British International Freight Association (BIFA).
The ship left Malaysia’s Port Klang carrying the most ever shipping containers loaded on board a vessel and arrived at DP World London Gateway Port as its first port of call in Europe. Many of the containers were thought to contain goods destined for the January sales
The vessel’s ability to transport large volumes of containers to the UK means the average CO2 output dropped 60% less than normal, making the transportation of goods more sustainable. DP World London Gateway Hub is located closer to key population centres reducing time and costs in UK supply chains. Simon Moore, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said: “This is a great start to 2016 and we welcome UASC’s world record breaking ship to DP World London Gateway Port. The ship’s Master, Captain Spisak Andrezej and I, were able to wish each other Happy New Year whilst watching London Gateway’s port cranes unload four containers at a time using our quad-lift innovative technology.
This ship demonstrates the port can take any vessel afloat and provide world class services to carriers. We are now focused on providing this world class service to cargo owners as cargo is collected. Trucks picking up containers are able to pick up faster and safer than ever before.
Mr Moore added, “As we enter 2016 in full swing, we look forward to opening berth three in the summer. The start of 2016 is seeing record volumes moving across the port, as customers and cargo owners benefit from the location of the UK’s 21st Century hub port, ensuring that supply chains are best protected and deliver the best environmental solutions.”
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