RSGT receives world's largest containership vessel
Newly opened Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), Jeddah Islamic Port's flagship terminal, received the world's largest containership vessel, CSCL Star, last week.
With a declared capacity of 14,100 TEU, the CSCL STAR is one of the world's largest container ships.
Built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and delivered in January 2011, it has a length of 366 metres and a width of 51.2 metres, or 20 rows of containers across the deck.
The vessel boasts a gross tonnage of 150,853 tonnes and a draught of 14.5 metres, making CSCL Star the largest container vessel ever to call into the Jeddah Port.
RSGT CEO, Aamer Alireza, said the ships call into Jeddah, demonstrates the ports growing reputation as an excellent cargo facility.
"The ability of our terminal to handle the larger, latest generation container vessels deployed on the Asia-Europe trades, has helped strengthen Jeddah's position, not just as a gateway for Saudi cargo, but also as a transhipment centre serving other Red Sea and East Africa markets."
The port of Jeddah is the primary shipping hub within the Red Sea region and of key significance for the Kingdom's growing economy and increased trade demands.