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Chinese CSCL Mercury becomes first visitor to CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal in UAE

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 24 Apr 2019

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Xinhua reported that CSCL Mercury, a Chinese container ship with a capacity of 14,000 TEU, became the first visitor to the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal of Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates. The CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, built and operated by China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Limited and Abu Dhabi Ports, has a design capacity of 2.5 million TEU and begins with a handling capacity of 1.5 million TEU.

Liu Lei, captain of CSCL Mercury, said that “We are honored to be the first ship to visit the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal. I think it is operating efficiently and has high-level management. I saw the containers being unloaded up and down very fast.”

CSCL Mercury began service in 2011. Its overall length and beam is 366 meters and 51.2 meters respectively.

Mr Naser Al Busaeedi, deputy CEO of CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, said that “Today is very important for us, as it marks the beginning of formal operation of the terminal. It takes fewer than one year and a half from construction to operation. That’s very fast.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 24 Apr 2019
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