LONGEST SHIP ARRIVES IN DAR

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 2015-08-27  - The Singapore-flagged Clemens Schulte arrives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on August 27, 2015. The 255 metre long container ship is the longest vessel to berth at Dar's port.  Photo by Daniel Hayduk

POSTED BY: AUGUST 28, 2015
The longest ship ever to berth at Dar’s port has arrived.

The Clemens Schulte turned heads and brought many passersby to a halt as it made it’s way to the berth.

The 255 metre long container ship stopped at Mombasa last week and will stay in Dar until Sunday, when it departs for Thailand.

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The longest vessel to ever berth in Dar es Salaam is on the horizon.

The Singapore-flagged Clemens Schulte is expected to berth at Dar’s port on Thursday, August 27.

The container ship measures 255 metres long and is the longest post-panamax vessel to arrive at Dar’s port.

Post-panamax ships are ones that don’t fit in the Panama Canal.The ‘historical achievement’ sets the bar high for the future, says Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS) CEO Paul Wallace.
“We see strong operational improvements in productivity and performance at the port,” says Wallace, speaking to the Citizen newspaper.

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