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The Container Ports Of Jebel Ali

The port of Jebel Ali, near the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is the world’s largest man-made harbor and the biggest port in the Middle East. It was built in the late 1970s when the nearby Port Rashid could no longer handle the largest cargo ships. Jebel Ali is the largest container port between Rotterdam and Singapore. It is close to the main east-west trade routes, so it can act as a link between the countries of Europe and the Far East.

Crane lifting up container in yard

Jebel Ali Port

The port of Jebel Ali is not located in a sheltered inlet on the coast or in the mouth of a river. It was built by reclaiming land from the sea. The new land was formed by dredging up sand and other materials from the seabed
The port was then sheltered from the wind and waves by a long breakwater built of rock and concrete. Large ships, such as bulk carriers, supertankers, and container ships. all need deep water and special equipment for handling their cargo. Jebel Ali Port handles large amounts of bulk cargoes, such as oil, gas, and chemicals. It is one of the ten busiest container ports in the world.It handles over 6500 ships a year and in 2013 it handled 13.6 million tonnes of cargo

Shore crane loading containers in freight ship

Jebel Ali harbor is a good cargo port because it:

  • is very deep – deep enough for the largest ships in the world
  • has berths for 22 large cargo ships at any one time, including 10 of the largest container ships afloat
  • • has 78 large cranes that allow it to handle up to 19 million containers a year
  • • has a separate section that deals with roll-on/roll-off ships
  • • can handle 500 000 cars in a year
  • • has close links to the cargo area of Dubai Airport, so that small urgent cargo can be
  • moved from ship to aircraft in just four hours, faster than any other port in the world.
Aerial view Top speed with beautiful wave of container ship full load container with crane loading container for logistics import export or transportation concept background.

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