COSCON Redsea Arrives at Aden Seaport [Archives:2001/23/Local News]

June 4 2001

The Middle East Shipping Company Ltd. celebrated, on Thursday May 17, the arrival of COSCON Redsea Vessel at Aden Seaport. The vessel is the first belonging to COSCON to arrive in Yemen. The celebration was attended by Mr. Taha Ahmad Ghanem, Governor of Aden, Mr. Abdulkareem Al-Shaief, chairman of the local Council, Mr. Rashad Hayel Saeed Regional Director of HSA in Aden, Mr. Sameer AG Gazem General Manager of Middle East Shippinig, and a number of politicians and social personalities. In a statement to the Yemen Times during the celebration, which took place aboard the arriving vessel, Mr. Sameer AG Gazem, General Manager of Middle East Shipping Company said that the vessel is one of four that will arrive at the Aden seaport every month. He added that COSCON is an affiliate of the giant Chinese Shipping Line COSCO.
COSCON located in Shanghai offers vessels at competitive and more reasonable prices. “The COSCON vessels used to arrive at Dubai and other active seaports in Mideast and South East Asia. But we managed to make Aden the direct port of call after great efforts and negotiations that started in 1998,” he said, adding that the Aden Seaport enjoys a good reputation worldwide and that his company is promoting it under the Company’s Borad of Directors.
Mr. Taha, governor of Aden expressed his delight at the inauguration of the new line, indicating that the Aden Seaport is making great steps toward progress. At the end of his statement he wished the Middle East Company success and prosperity.
Lately the Middle East held a lunch party at the Elephant Bay Resort.