DP World, CMA CGM handle Middle East’s largest project cargo
DP World, in partnership with the shipping and logistics major CMA CGM, shipped four mega polyethylene reactors, the largest weighing 227 tons from the Jebel Ali Port to Rotterdam.
The shipment was handled with the help of a floating crane from Drydocks World, a DP World Company, and was loaded on two consecutive sailings.
As one of the largest project cargoes loaded on a container ship in the Middle East, the operation mobilised more than 100 specialists across the entire supply chain and involved methodical planning and safe execution.
In total, 839 tons of cargo, measuring 35 meters in length, 7 meters in height, and 7 meters in width, were transported, occupying 424 TEU slots.
Romain Vigneaux, Dubai agency general manager, CMA CGM Group stated “This shipment is a milestone achievement for Jebel Ali, and the container sector in the UAE. It testifies our expertise in shipping highly technical projects, while offering key advantages such as regular and reliable sailings with high-frequency and fast transit time. Thanks to the support of DP World, UAE Region, and its flagship port, we were able to load and transport the project cargo efficiently.”
Jebel Ali Port is known for its multimodal connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities.As the 12th largest port globally and the region’s largest polyfunctional seaport, it has the capacity to handle 22.4 million TEUs.
The execution of this project proves the port’s capability of handling the growing demand for heavy lift and project cargo, regardless of the size or weight.