World’s largest container ship at Khorfakkan port

By Eudore R. Chand

SHARJAH 9 April 2018: For the first time in the region, the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) received on Saturday, the CMA CGM ANTOINE DE ST EXUPERY, France’s largest containership. The Vessel docked at the Port and about 7 thousand containers were unloaded.

Tariq Al Hammadi, Director of Security and Administrative Affairs at Khorfakkan Port, said the French ship had landed at the Khorfakkan Container Terminal on Saturday afternoon. The ship was coming from Belgium via Egypt’s Suez Canal, and would resume its flight to Malaysia later.

In an exclusive statement to “Sharjah 24”, Al Hammadi pointed out that the KCT’s crew, in cooperation with Gulftainer, were able to unload about 7 thousand containers. He further described the visit, which was the first of its kind, as a “very important event”, stressing that it is a new achievement added to the record of the KCT, which prominently features its privileged position in the Middle East and the world.

Commenting on this significant event, Al Hammadi further added that the visit has a clear indication of the global reputation achieved by the Khorfakkan Container Terminal with its global standards in safety and security, and cargo handling and unloading, enabling the Port to reach record levels in this context.