UAE markets time-saving service

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 January, 1993, 12:00am

THE United Arab Emirates Port of Mina Saqr has embarked on a strong marketing strategy to promote its services to shippers from the Far East.

Port officials, who took part in a recent exhibition in Hongkong, claimed that shippers could enjoy a 24-hours shorter journey time than any other port in the UAE if goods were transshipped through its berths to the Ras Al-Khaimah airport, or any other international airport in the UAE.

The port, which has eight deep water berths each 200 metres long and dredged to 12.2 metres at mean low water spring tide, is equipped to handle all types of cargo, with mobile cranes, fork lifts, trailers and yard hustlers.

It also has two ro-ro ramps plus specialised berths for handling bulk cement and aggregates.

Besides a complete chandlery service, the port also supplies fuel oil and gas oil.