Dubai’s Jebel Ali port helps ship huge cargo to Rotterdam with floating crane
The Port of Jebel Ali helped ship four massive polyethylene reactors – the largest weighing 227 tonnes – to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
The shipment was handled with a floating crane from Drydocks World and loaded on two crossings.
One of the largest project cargoes loaded onto a container ship in the Middle East, the operation involved more than 100 specialists.
A total of 839 tonnes of cargo, measuring 35 meters in length, seven meters in height and seven meters in width, was transported from the facility operated by DP World.
These types of reactors are used to make plastics.
The operation was carried out with the CMA CGM Group, the world leader in maritime transport and logistics.
“This shipment is an important step for Jebel Ali and the container sector in the United Arab Emirates,” said Romain Vigneaux, general manager of the group’s Dubai agency.
“With the support of DP World, the United Arab Emirates and its flagship port, we were able to efficiently load and transport the project cargo. “
Jebel Ali Port is the busiest in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. It is the largest man-made deep-water port in the world.
Its four terminals can accommodate the world’s largest ships and act as a conduit for freight traveling to Asia, Africa and Europe.
Update: July 17, 2021, 4:05 p.m.