Salalah welcomes world’s largest container ship

Recently, the Port of Salalah welcomed the World’s largest container vessel, the MSC Zoe. Commissioned in 2015, the MSC Zoe boasts an overall length of 395.4 meters and a maximum capacity of 19,224 containers and is the third in a series of the Megaships built by MSC. The Port of Salalah, a major regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, is one of a select number Ports globally that has the capability of handling ships as large as the MSC Zoe.

This is yet another milestone for the Port of Salalah in 2016 and an indication on the overall trend in the global shipping market. International Shipping Companies are vying to create economies of scale by building larger vessels and deploying them on their major trade lanes. The Port of Salalah is uniquely fitted to receive these vessels with a strategic location on the East West Trade Lanes and World Class Container Terminal operations.


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