Jebel Ali Port ready to receive mega vessels

DUBAI — DP World-UAE has announced the completion of construction work in the first phase of stage 1 of its Mega Max container terminal in Jebel Ali Port and the start of work on the rest of the project.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 26 Jul 2007, 9:09 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:22 PM

The new terminal has a quay of 1,200 metres long, with a handling capacity of 2.5 million TEU's. The work also involved deepening of the channel up to 17 metres, enabling Jebel Ali Port to receive mega-size new generation vessels.

The ships will start to call at the new terminal from the first week of August.

The terminal is part of DP World's ambitious plan to develop a mega container terminal that will eventually have a 40-kilometre quay and a port area spread over 2,300 hectares. The development of this super project will be carried out in 15 stages between now and 2030.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai World and DP World, who visited the new terminal yesterday, said: "Jebel Ali Port is pivotal to the operations of DP World and our long-term expansion plans reflect this adequately. We also consider it as a very important base for grooming our future management talent."

"It is with this strategic goal in mind that we are pleased to announce our decision to establish a Marine Academy under the supervision of specialists in all fields of the industry, so as to keep pace with the giant expansions we are undertaking in different parts of the world.

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