News ID: 69152 |
Publish Date: 12:44 - 26 September 2016

Largest Ship to Dock in Colombo

M. V. Mogens Maersk, one of the world’s largest ships will arrived in Colombo yesterday. To mark the occasion, an on-boarding ceremony is being organized at the CICT Terminal at the Colombo port. Senior officials from the Maersk Group and regional office Maersk line in Sri Lanka along with Sri Lankan port officials and the top importers and exporters will grace the occasion.

Largest Ship to Dock in ColomboThis state –of-the- art triple-E liner is calling on Colombo for the first time and it’s last port of call is Rotterdam. M. V. Mogens Maersk is part of the AE2 service, under the global 2M alliance between Maersk Line and MSC connecting Asia and Europe, MANA correspondent reported.
AE2 service will call Colombo Eastbound and carry imports from Europe into Colombo as well as load exports from Colombo to China and Korea. It will offer faster and reliable connectivity from North Europe, Russia and Scandinavia into Sri Lanka.
AP Moller Maersk said, “M.V. Mogens Maersk will offer a faster and a more efficient access to global markets. We are fully committed to the growth of the Sri Lankan economy and this new service will further help improve trade efficiencies.”
At present, Maersk Line in Sri Lanka has 10 weekly services, which includes vessel sharing agreements, connecting Colombo with global ports with competitive transit times and high schedule reliability. Meanwhile, Weekly calls on all major ports, local expertise with a modern fleet of vessels, easy availability of equipment of containers and terminals' operations can be counted as Maersk weekly services in the world.
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