Times of Oman
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Oman's Salalah port to berth mega ship
August 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM
A view of MSC London. Photo courtesy - shipspotting.com

Muscat: MSC London will mark the historic arrival of the largest container ship to call in Oman when it arrives in Salalah on Thursday, the Port of Salalah has announced.

Longer than the Eiffel Tower at 399 metres in length, the MSC London is so far the largest ship owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the first in a series of six 16,652 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU) ships to join the 474-strong vessel fleet, said a press release.

"The arrival of the MSC London is more than a record event for us," said David Gledhill, CEO at the Port of Salalah, adding, "Not only does this illustrate Salalah's capability to handle vessels of this class, but also reflects the sound partnership and confidence that the MSC has in the Port of Salalah to handle the company's largest container ship efficiently."

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