UASC receives latest ship from Hyundai
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) held a special ceremony in Korea last month to celebrate the delivery of its latest ship from Hyundai Heavy Industries Limited.
The company, which is owned by six Arabian Gulf states (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq), has named the vessel M.V. Al Manamah.
“With a continued resurgence in the maritime industry, it’s time for shipping lines to modernise their fleet and enhance the service levels being provided to customers at competitive prices,” said Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, board member of UASC and chairman of the General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP).
UASC has placed an order for eight ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries Limited, each with the capacity to load 6919 TEU containers and operate at a service speed of 25.5 knots per hour. After receiving the M.V. Manamah, which was delivered ahead of schedule, the company has three ships remaining from the order.
“The ships that have already been delivered by Hyundai are performing extremely well in UASC’s service network, which is heartening to know,” added Al Khalifa. “This latest delivery will further add to the capacity of the company in meeting the growing demand for cost-effective and efficient shipping.”