For the second occasion in 2016, an A-15 class ship achieved a new performance record.
The m/v Al Dhail, weighing at 153,148 gross tonnes and capable of loading some 15,000 teu first called at Contship’s regional gateway of La Spezia Container Terminal on February 26th a record for the largest ship calling at the terminal in 2016. (see related article)
The same ULCC has just achieved a second record performance, arriving on the last day of October to discharge a total of 1,946 containers in a single bottom modestly improving on its first call February performance, itself previously the highest discharge performance of 2016.
With merchandise ready to satisfy consumer demand as the Christmas period fast approaches in Italy, the ship commenced the loading voyage in Asian ports, just prior to the commencement of the traditional Golden Week period, that usually witnesses a peak in demand.
Michael Cashman, Group Commercial Director, Marine Terminals explains “…The commercial team were, coincidentally, in Asia a few weeks ago, meeting with our valued customers and supply chain partners emphasizing the positive attributes of the Group’s product, where the slogan of “We Bring the Ship to Your Factory” is now very familiar. With some 2,000 imports for discharge, this record import figure for 2016, incidentally the fourth largest ever in the history of the terminal, must be considered as clear evidence of the trust and confidence that global supply chains place in using Contship Italia Group’s product from port to door. Even if, in common with other European countries, there is a public holiday in between, cargo has been discharged and will be processed immediately by truck and by train for onward delivery to final destination with the expectation that Christmas supply lines will be fully stocked, leaving no-one, young or old disappointed, when the big day finally arrives!”
The Al Dhail is deployed on one of the four Asia-Med strings calling weekly at La Spezia – check out our Connectivity Tool for more information and see how Contship’s products can satisfy Your supply chain needs!