One of PIL’s largest vessels calls Ghana
One of the largest vessels operated by the Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) made its maiden call to MPS Terminal in Tema, Ghana on 6th September 2021.
The vessel, built in 2019, is one of PIL’s “P Class” vessels which, with a length of 330m and a breadth of 48.2m, has 11,800 TEU (twenty foot container unit) capacity.
During its call in Tema, the vessel discharged 1,700 TEUs and loaded over 2,500 TEUs in record time at MPS’ state of the art container terminal in Tema and is now heading back to Shanghai, China.
The deployment of this vessel to Ghana reflects PIL’s capability in meeting the current demand for sea transportation worldwide, and in particular its focus on West Africa, an area which PIL has been continuously serving with ever larger vessels since before the millennium.
Among the cargo carried by the vessel were Covid-related products, which underlines the significant contribution of shipping lines such as PIL in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.
PIL’s commitment to meet customers’ needs has always been central to its business philosophy. This is especially crucial with the ongoing disruptions in the global supply chain caused by congestion at ports around the world.
The pandemic has significantly altered the work flow of ports and terminals, giving rise to challenges such as lack of landside facilities and delayed changing of crew.
As PIL moves into its next phase of growth, it is focusing on customer satisfaction more than ever as it works round the clock to fulfill a demanding schedule to keep the global supply chain moving.