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Two Chinese 21,000-TEUers arrive at Khalifa Port's CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal


Cosco's 21,000-TEU Solar has arrived at the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal of Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports Xinhua.
The CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, built and operated by China's Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) and Abu Dhabi Ports, has a design capacity of 2.5 million TEU. Another Chinese containership, the 21,000-TEU Pisces, arrived on May 5 at the same terminal.
The two ships are the largest vessels that the Khalifa Port has received since it started trial operations on April 20 with the arrival of the 14,000-TEU CSCL Mercury.
"The arrival of Solar and Pisces is a milestone for Abu Dhabi Ports and its partner CSP, which demonstrates not only our growth as a hub port in the region, but also our position as the heart of Cosco's network in the Middle East," said Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.
"The container industry is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency, and the use of mega-vessels to cut cost and time," he said.
"We have ensured that through CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal and Khalifa Port is able to handle the largest vessels of today and adapt to those of tomorrow," Mr Shamisi said.
"We are excited to facilitate the arrival of two of the world's largest mega-vessels at CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal as it demonstrates the strength of our partnership with Abu Dhabi Ports," said CSP Abu Dhabi Termina CEO Ju Weiping.
The CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, which was inaugurated in December 2018, connects Khalifa Port to CSP's global terminals, covering 285 berths at 37 ports worldwide.

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