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Qingdao port welcomes one of the largest Arabic container vessels

2015/5/28 9:50:18   source:China Daily

  Barzan, the largest-ever container ship by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), arrived at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, on May 21, according to the Chinese-language Qingdao Evening Newspaper.

  The ship, built by South Korea's Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), is 400 meters-long and can carry a total of 18,800 twenty equivalent-unit (TEU) containers.

  Barzan, the largest-ever container ship by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), arrives at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, on May 21. [Photo/Qingdao Evening Newspaper]

  The city of Qingdao has handled an increasing number of container vessels in recent years. From 2010 to 2014, the number of container vessels calling at the city carrying over 12,000 TEU containers increased to 349. The Danish container vessel, Mary Maersk, made its maiden voyage into Qingdao Port on Sept 18, 2013.

  Founded in 1976, the Kuwait -based United Arab Shipping Company, as one of the largest global shipping companies, offers over 200 shipping routes to major international and domestic destinations in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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