DP World Sokhna Welcomes Largest Bulk Cargo Vessel to Enter the Red Sea

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Published March 29th, 2018 - 05:56 GMT
Ajayy Singh, CEO of DP World Sokhna
Ajayy Singh, CEO of DP World Sokhna

DP World Sokhna recently welcomed the largest bulk cargo vessel to ever arrive to the port and enter the Red Sea. Known as a capesize vessel, the M/v Seafarer originally came from Malta carrying steel cargo weighing more than 140,000 MT. Prior to its arrival, DP World Sokhna conducted a bathymetric survey of the port’s topography to ensure its depth relative to sea level was adequate to receive vessels of this size.

Ajayy Singh, CEO of DP World Sokhna, said: “As an industry leader, we’re constantly seeking new opportunities to develop the sector for the benefit of trade and industry across the region. Welcoming the largest bulk cargo vessel to ever enter Sokhna Port is the result of close and fruitful cooperation with the Suez Canal Economic Zone. We look forward to continued successful collaborations with industry partners as we further expand our capacity to support the growing volume of trade.”

DP World Sokhna Chief Operating Officer Anas Al Muhaisen presented a crystal platter to Master Captain Eustaquio David. Operation and commercial teams joined DP World Sokhna managers to celebrate the milestone and welcome the crew of the M/v Seafarer. 

Located at the heart of the vitally important East-West trade route, DP World Sokhna is committed to providing customers with outstanding services through an integrated port management approach, combined with leading-edge technology. Its strategic position, just below the southern entrance to the Suez Canal makes it strategically located to handle cargo transiting through one of the world's busiest commercial waterways. DP World Sokhna also offers fast turn around times for vessels combined with efficient delivery services through strategic logistics to keep pace with consumer demand. Close proximity to Cairo through a modern highway and well-established road and rail system, makes it well situated to reach the capital’s consumers. DP World Sokhna is also a transit port for other Egyptian ports and cargo bound for Africa.  

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DP World

We began life as a local port operator with our first project, the development of Dubai’s Port Rashid, in 1972. Seven years later we opened Jebel Ali Port, the busiest port outside of Asia and a facility that has propelled us on our journey to becoming a leading enabler of global trade. 


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