Jebel Ali offers full facilities

THE Jebel Ali port, the largest man-made port in the world, says it has no objections to ships having their bottoms cleaned or grit blasted and repainting while at its berths.

It claims to have facilities to meet the demands of all vessels, including ultra-large crude carriers.

The port, which spreads over an area of 3,000 hectares, includes extensive berthing facilities that are supported by a free-trade zone and an adjoining industrial area.

The quays, which stretch for 15 kilometres, accommodate ships of up to 13.5 metres draught, and offer 67 berths to both the regular and specialised user.