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Maiden call by mega carrier.

SALALAH: CSAV is a Chilean shipping company operating across all five continents in container, bulk, and car carrier vessels. They are one of the oldest and most respected liner companies in the world today.

The MV Pucon, a 304meter container vessel called at Salalah en route from India to Northern Europe. In a layman's terms, the cargo on the MV Pucon, if laid end to end, would be the equivalent of five times the length of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

With 25 of the world's largest cranes, Port of Salalah is built to handle double this size of cargo on a single vessel. The vessel will be calling at Salalah in both directions on a monthly rotation as part of an Asia-Europe-Asia service.

The vessel was welcomed by Ahmed Akaak, deputy chief executive officer of Port of Salalah. Senior members of the port management and the captain received a commemorative plaque to mark the vessel's maiden call at Salalah.

Peter Ford, chief executive officer for Port of Salalah, said, "We are delighted to welcome CSAV to Salalah and receive the maiden call from their vessel the MV Pucon. The addition of CSAV as a customer to the Port of Salalah will add to the number of markets and options that businesses, both local and international, have when using Salalah as a distribution or manufacturing base."

The CEO added, "We are in further negotiations with a number of other key liner companies whose regional and global shipping networks will be greatly enhanced by using the strategic location Salalah port offers."

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Aug 24, 2011
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