DP World Sokhna welcomes first vessel of new shipping alliance
DP World Sokhna has welcomed its first vessel from container shipping partnership The Alliance, which was formed several years ago by Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd (now merged with UASC), Japan’s MOL, K Line and NYK Line, and Taiwan’s Yang Ming Line (YML).
The YM Orchid sailed from the Far East on its maiden route, the AR1, to provide high-speed direct coverage of the Red Sea from China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
During the YM Orchid’s berthing at DP World Sokhna, more than 2,100 containers were discharged and loaded by DP World Sokhna’s team.
DP World Sokhna CEO Ajayy Singh presented a commemorative plaque to YML managing director Brian Tzeng to mark the occasion.
“At DP World Sokhna, we’re exploring ways to develop local industry by strengthening our current partnerships and fostering new ones,” said Singh. “THE Alliance brings two new shipping lines to Sokhna port, highlighting the importance of Sokhna as a trade destination.
“In enabling the new AR1 service, which will offer superior transit times, together we allow customers to more efficiently streamline their supply chains. This service is a win for the industry as we pursue innovative ways to support the trade demands in Egypt and beyond,” he added.
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.