Dubai's Jebel Ali Port helps to ship huge cargo to Rotterdam with floating crane

One of the largest cargo projects ever undertaken

Jebel Ali Port has helped to ship four huge polyethylene reactors – the largest weighing 227 tonnes – to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The shipment was handled with the help of a floating crane from Drydocks World and loaded on two sailings.

As one of the largest project cargoes loaded on a container ship in the Middle East, the operation mobilised more than 100 specialists.

A total of 839 tonnes of cargo, measuring 35 metres in length, seven metres in height, and seven metres in width was transported from the DP World-operated facility.

These types of reactors are used to makes plastics.

The operation was undertaken with the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.

“This shipment is a milestone achievement for Jebel Ali, and the container sector in the UAE,” said Romain Vigneaux, Dubai agency general manager of the group.

“Thanks to the support of DP World, the UAE and its flagship port, we were able to load and transport the project cargo efficiently.”

Jebel Ali Port is the busiest in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world. It is the largest man-made deepwater harbour in the world.

Its four terminals can accommodate the world's largest ships and is a conduit for cargo travelling to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Updated: July 17th 2021, 4:05 PM