Djibouti Container Terminal Doraleh(DCT): Horn of Africa, a new service for Maersk Line

(HornTrade) – Beginning at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia and making a maiden voyage to commemorate the opening of a new service called “Horn of Africa (Horn of Africa), Maersk Line, the container ship Maersk docked Tuesday  at the Container Terminal Doraleh.

From the port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, the behemoth has unloaded some 328 containers at Container Terminal at the Port of Djibouti, to pick up remaining 305 before weighing anchor on the same day for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

This new service Maersk Line is a weekly regular service that runs from Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) to ports on the Red Sea, through the Persian Gulf: Jebel Ali (Dubai), Djibouti, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Port Sudan, Djibouti and then a second time and Tanjung Pelepas finally.

Indeed, this same trip by today as part of its maiden voyage on Maersk Batur, a ship along 223.30 m and a capacity of 3,078 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent).

Panamanian flag, this colossus was built in December 2009. The new service Horn of Africa allows Maersk Line, officials said port of Djibouti to establish a direct connection between the Far East or Southeast Asia, the Persian Gulf and Red Sea ports, including Djibouti in the first place.

This leads, in their view, a significant reduction in transit time for the benefit of traffic and import-export in the region. To mark the occasion, the Chairman of the Authority for Ports and Free Zones, Mr. Aden Ahmed Doualeh, handed the captain of the vessel Maersk Subhash Anchan Batur a plaque as a welcome for this first stop in the Container Terminal Port Doraleh symbolizing the official opening of department Horn of Africa line Maersk SA.

The ceremony took place in the cockpit of the container, in the presence of Captain Clarence Rodriguez, director of the Container Terminal Doraleh (DCT, its English acronym), and Mr. Ali Hassan Warsama, Commercial Director DCT.

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