DP World welcomes first vessel at Terminal 3
Container terminal will add a further 4mn TEU next year
DP World has welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
The ‘APL Phoenix’ was welcomed by DP World chairman, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, vice chairman HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf, senior vice president and managing director, UAE region, Mohammed Al Muallem, and Prabhu G.K.N., head of operations and network management, Middle East and Africa Region at APL, and Capt Moses Dogbeda Kodzitse, Master of APL Phoenix, together with senior representatives of other DP World customers.
Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal will add a further 4mn TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) capacity to the port, taking total handling capacity at Jebel Ali to 19mn TEU.
With its 21st Century infrastructure and 18 metre draft, Terminal 3 gives Jebel Ali the ability to handle more of the new generation mega vessels, and as many as 10 Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) at the same time.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World, said: “We are proud to welcome the APL Phoenix to Terminal 3 as trial operations begin at our newest terminal. As the $850mn Terminal 3 comes on line, it will support the growth of Dubai, the UAE and the wider region.”