DP World Sokhna Welcomes Largest PIL Vessel on Asia-Red Sea Route
DP World Sohkna, recently welcomed the “M/v Kota Pekarang”, one of the largest vessels owned by Pacific International Lines (PIL), the operator of Red Sea Service (RSS) from Xingang, China. The ship is one of three 12,000 TEU container vessels PIL has added to its weekly service to DP World Sokhna Port, which includes seven vessels in total.
Ajay Singh, CEO of DP World-Sokhna, said: “We are proud to receive the largest PIL vessel to arrive here which confirms our ability to handle ships of all shapes and sizes. This landmark event also confirms to development of the port and increasing trade in the local economy, which bodes well for future trade in the country and the shipping routes we serve. We look forward to receiving others in future in support of global trade, especially on the maritime routes that DP World serves.”
At a welcome ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the PIL vessel and its crew, Captain Ashraf Elmoghanny, General Manager of Sokhna Port, and Amr Hamed, DP World Sokhna’s Container Terminal Commercial Manager, presented a commemorative plaque to PIL Egypt’s delegation. The delegation consisted of Amr Yakan, Deputy Managing Director, Johan Schror, General Manager, Ahmed Moustafa, Country Manager of Operation Division, Ibrahim Abu El Soud, Sokhna Branch Manager and Hatem Elkady, Marine Operation Manager.
DP World Sokhna is part of the DP World’s international network of 78 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries across six continents. Situated 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.
Source: DP World