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DP World Sokhna in Egypt has welcomed the first Baby Capesize dry cargo vessel ‘Mini’ to the port.
The bulk carrier sailed from Brazil. At 255m in length and with a breadth of 43m and a displacement of 111,000 tons, the ship’s ‘Baby Capsesize’ classification is something of a misnomer.
Baby Capesize ships are a sub-category of Capesize vessels, which have a displacement of 100,000 to 180,000 tons, while Baby Capesize bulk carriers are 85,000 to 120,000 tons.
DP World Sokhna head of operations Ahmed Hassan gave a crystal plaque to the vessel's master captain Amarendra Patnaik at a ceremony to mark the maiden call of the ship.
DP World Sokhna is part of the DP World's international network that currently encompasses 77 marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents, making DP World one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world.
Located at the heart of the vitally important East-West trade route just below the southern entrance to the Suez Canal, DP World Sokhna is strategically located to handle cargo transiting through one of the world's busiest commercial waterways.
As part of an international network, DP World Sokhna is committed to providing customers with outstanding services through an integrated port management approach, combined with leading-edge technology.
Ajay Singh, CEO of DP World Sokhna, said: “Bringing such large vessel to Egyptian ports provide economies of scale to shippers, resulting in substantial savings in terms of time and money for their shipments.”