World's largest container Ro-Ro vessel celebrates maiden call at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals celebrated the maiden call of the world’s largest container Roll-On/Roll-Off (Con-Ro) vessel; Jolly Titanio owned by shipping line Messina Line.

Captain Scotto Di Fasano Francesco was presented with the traditional port plaque associated with a maiden call in the presence of Abu Dhabi Terminals’ CEO, Mr. Martijn van de Linde, Captain Giordano Gelasini, Regional Director, Messina – Dubai and several representatives and guests of both companies.

Jolly Titanio is 240 meters long by 37.50 meters wide with 6,350 meters of Ro-Ro cargo capacity designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks and trailers. Capable of carrying 3,900 TEU, it is the largest container Ro-Ro vessel to call in the UAE. The vessel will call at KPCT every fifteen days with a port rotation of Castellon-Genoa- Salerno- Aqaba-Port Sudan-Jeddah-Djibouti-Bandar Abbas-Jebel Ali-Abu Dhabi-Jubail-Djibouti-Jeddah-Misurata.

The vessel was delivered to Messina Line on 13th November 2014 and is the first of a new series of Ro-Ro containerships and part of the second stage of a major US$500 million development plan that the Genoa based shipping company is currently undertaking. It is equipped with high-tech anti-pollution system such as an innovative gas cleaning system able to operate both in navigation and in port.

“Jolly Titanio’s maiden call at Khalifa Port Container Terminal witnesses the restructuring of Messina Line service with four ultra-modern, latest technology and specialized Ro-Ro vessels to better serve Abu Dhabi and  U.A.E. customers offering flexibility which are second to none in the market.” said Captain  Giordano Gelasini, Regional Director, Messina – Dubai.

Martijn van de Linde, CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals said: “Messina Line is one of ADT’s longest standing customers since their first vessel arrived in Abu Dhabi in 1995. We value our strong longtime relationship with Messina Line and look forward to welcoming the Jolly Titanio again on her future voyages.”

SOURCE : Abu Dhabi Terminals