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DP World's Hamriya Port welcomes huge cargo ship

Veesham Oak is largest ship ever to dock at Hamriya Port.
Veesham Oak is a very big ship indeed.
Veesham Oak is a very big ship indeed.

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Hamriya Port in Dubai recently received its largest general cargo ship so far, the Veesham Oak.

The vessel, built in South Korea in 1984, is owned by Veesham Shipping Inc and has a 4,944 sq metre deck with a holding capacity of 20,602 cubic metres.

At 156.24 metres long and 22 meters wide, the Panama-registered Veesham Oak is the largest ship to dock at Hamriya Port to date.

Special arrangements were made on the wharf to help the cargo vessel dock at Hamriya, which is usually the preferred port of call for much smaller cargo ships and dhows.

Hamriya Port, located in Deira, is managed by DP World.

Mohammed Al Muallem, senior VP and nanaging director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “Receiving and successfully servicing the Veesham Oak is a significant achievement for Hamriya Port, the smallest of DP World, UAE Region’s facilities.

“We commend the management of Hamriya Port for the efficient way in which they deployed their resources to handle this cargo vessel. This is a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering sustainable value to our customers through operational innovation.”

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