Opm (Aden) LLC signs Hapag-Lloyd for Aden container terminal [Archives:2005/862/Local News]

July 25 2005

By Radhwan ALsaqqaf
Aden Bureau Chief

OPM (Aden) Loc, the operator for Aden Container Terminal (ACT) has recently signed a Customer Service Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH to bring in Hapag Lloyd vessels to this historic port of Aden. This landmark agreement was signed by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Yemen, Hapag Lloyd Line GmbH and OPM (Aden) LLc.

Calling at ACT, Hapag Lloyd's vessels will be part of the fleet of the joint Far East- Red Sea Service with Evergreen Marine Corporation that connects Port Kelang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Aden, Jeddah and Aqaba in their weekly intra-Asia service.

Hapag Lloyd has for more than 150 years been linking continents, countries and cultures with its global door-to-door transport services and providing comprehensive logistical solutions to its customers. In keeping with the times, Hapag Lloyd christened in April 2005 the world's largest container ship – Colombo Express vaunting a length of 335m and a carrying-capacity of 8750 Twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs).

With the stature of Hapag Lloyd, the arrival of their vessels at ACT and their tangerine coloured containers adding to the colour of the landscape of Aden, make this a milestone event for ACT. For OPM (Aden), responsible also for the marketing of ACT, this development is reward for months of intensive negotiation with Hapag Lloyd to make ACT their preferred port of call for the region.