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First container vessel
to dock in Tripoli Port
To ferry 110

containers to Europe and Gulf

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Port of Tripoli (PoT) is expecting the arrival tomorrow (Friday) of the first container vessel, Cielo di Agadir, under the Moroccan flag.

The vessel is part of CMA CGM’s fleet.

The vessel is around 185 meters long and 25.5 meters wide. It will dock in a 15 meter-deep quay.

Cielo di Agadir is carrying 70 containers inbound, weighing around 8,700 tons.

Ahmad Tamer, PoT Director, said: “We expect to process 45,000-65,000 containers in 2017 which will lead to a 50 percent growth in our overall traffic. In 2016 and 2015 combined, we achieved around 40 percent growth over 2014.”

The vessel will be handled by Gulftainer. It will ship 110 containers outbound to Europe and Arab countries, carrying local merchandise including frozen fruits and vegetables.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2016
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