Christophe Colomb arrives at Khorfakkan Terminal

Becomes the largest container ship ever to enter the Sharjah terminal.
NEWS, Ports & Free Zones


Gulftainer has welcomed the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb at its facility in Khorfakkan. With a capacity of 13800 TEUs and an overall length of 365 metres, she is the largest vessel ever to enter the recently expanded terminal.

Built with a combination of innovative environmental features, the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb possesses an electronically controlled engine to reduce oil and fuel consumption, double hull protection of fuel tanks, and a fast oil recovery system to recover bunkers should there be an incident at sea.

Says Dag Froehmcke, Terminal Manager at Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT): ‘We are very proud to receive the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb here at Khorfakkan, and we consider it another significant sign of the positive partnership that Gulftainer has developed with the CMA CGM organization, and further proof of the trust they have in our ability to handle their very largest vessels.

“The majestic vessel entered the terminal on Monday morning, and operations commenced on arrival with 10 cranes. Upon completion of her 7000 moves, we are confident that another record-breaking performance will have been achieved.”

After spending just over 24 hours at KCT, the Christophe Colomb will continue her voyage eastwards as part of CMA CGM’s FAL 1 service back to Asia, before carrying shipments back to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions.

Says Froehmcke: “Gulftainer and KCT feel proud to be part of an important cog in the wheel of the global trade flowing to and from the Middle East.”


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