A new port services vessel “Al Dairah” is set to join the fleet in the port of Jebel Ali, UAE, under the P&O Maritime Logistics team. A ceremony was held in Jebel Ali in January to formally welcome the vessel to its new home. In attendance were our CEO, Martin Helweg, MD of Hart Marine Australia, Mal Hart and SVP & COO Ports & Terminals Division, DP World, Joost Kruijning.
The “Al Dairah” pilot boat was received from Australia on the 28th December and underwent commissioning and training programmes, and entered service on 18th February. This innovative pilot boat is the first of its kind in the GCC and wider Middle East and Africa region.