DP World Sokhna, a marine terminal operated by DP World in Egypt, recently welcomed the first Baby Capesize dry cargo vessel Mini to the port.
Hailing from Brazil and loaded with more than 111,000 metric tonnes of iron ore, the vessel has a length of 225 m and a breadth of 43 m, said a statement.
DP World Sokhna head of operation Ahmed Hassan gifted a crystal plaque to the vessel's master captain Amarendra Patnaik.
DP World Sokhna officials also held a ceremony to celebrate the event.
DP World Sokhna is part of the DP World's international network that currently encompasses 77 marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents, making DP World one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world.
Located at the heart of the vitally important East-West trade route just below the southern entrance to the Suez Canal, DP World Sokhna is strategically located to handle cargo transiting through one of the world's busiest commercial waterways.
As part of an international network, DP World Sokhna is committed to providing customers with outstanding services through an integrated port management approach, combined with leading-edge technology.
Ajay Singh, CEO of DP World Sokhna, said: “Bringing such large vessel to Egyptian ports provide economies of scale to shippers, resulting in substantial savings in terms of time and money for their shipments.” – TradeArabia News Service