Egyptian container terminal operator DP World Sokhna has welcomed its first vessel from container shipping consortium, The Alliance, which comprises Hapag-Lloyd (now merged with UASC), Japan’s MOL, K Line and NYK Line, and Taiwan’s Yang Ming Line (YML). YM Orchid sailed from the Far East on its maiden voyage connecting ports in the Red Sea with China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
During the YM Orchid’s stay in Sokhna, more than 2,100 containers were discharged and loaded. To mark the occasion, DP World Sokhna chief executive, Ajay Singh, presented a commemorative plaque to YML managing director, Brian Tzeng.
“At DP World Sokhna, we are exploring ways to develop local industry by strengthening our current partnerships and fostering new ones,” commented Mr Singh. “The Alliance brings two new shipping lines to Sokhna port, highlighting the importance of Sokhna as a trade destination.”
DP World Sokhna is part of the DP World’s international network of 78 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries across six continents. The port is located on the vitally important East-West trade route just below the southern entrance to the Suez Canal.