WorldDubai: the port of Jebel Ali resumes its activities

Dubai: the port of Jebel Ali resumes its activities


AA / Abu Dhabi

The port of Jebel Ali in the Emirati city of Dubai resumed normal operations on Thursday morning after the fire caused by the explosion in a container of a small ship about to dock last night.

The “Bloomberg” agency reported the comments of dockworkers, who said work had returned to normal conditions prior to Wednesday night’s accident after the fire was extinguished early in the day. this Thursday.

The Dubai government media office said in a statement on Thursday that the relevant authorities had brought the latest phase of the fire under control, which broke out in a container aboard a nearby ship. from one of the mooring docks at Jebel Ali port, located away from the main shipping line.

Emirati police told Al-Arabiya TV at dawn on Thursday that the fire may have been due to “friction or high temperature,” and that there was no radioactive material in it. on board the ship.

Jebel Ali Port is located 30 km from central Dubai, heading west towards the capital, Abu Dhabi. It is one of the most important ports in the United Arab Emirates.

Jebel Ali is one of the busiest ports in the world, with 71 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs) in 2020, according to port operator DP World.

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour

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