Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Largest Container Shipping Line Extends Aluminium Transport Contract

Established Partnership to Continue
Shipping News Feature
UAE – Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside the oil and gas industry, has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with the world's largest container shipping line AP Moller-Maersk for transporting its aluminium to customers around the world.

EGA exports the metal to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide and makes more than 11,000 shipments each year using over 100,000 containers. EGA’s aluminium is the biggest made-in-the-UAE export (after oil and gas). Walid Al Attar, EGA’s Chief Marketing Officer, said:

“EGA has a track record stretching back decades as a reliable supplier of high quality aluminium worldwide for our customers. Meeting our customers’ expectations depends on both the quality of our production and the efficiency of getting the metal to them, so I am pleased to sign this agreement today with one of our most important shipping partners, Maersk.”

EGA works with 20 different shipping lines to ship its products, transporting metal to over 70 global ports. Maersk is one of EGA’s most significant shipping partners, and has supplied shipping services to the UAE aluminium giant since 1992. Christopher Cook, Managing Director for Maersk in UAE, Oman and Qatar, commented:

“EGA is a long-standing key customer of Maersk, and we are grateful for their continuing trust. As the global integrator of container logistics, this agreement enables us to continue to partner with EGA to ensure their aluminium reaches their customers as fast and as cost-effectively as possible.”

Photo: Christopher Cook and Walid Al Attar seal the deal.