KLTTC receives 3rd vessel from Australia
KUWAIT CITY, March 29: The Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Company has announced the arrival of its new ship ‘Kuwait’ at the Shuwaikh Port, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
The ship arrived from Australia with 28,000 sheep and 100 calves. The vessel is believed to be the third to be owned by the KLTTC. The two others are named ‘Al- Messila’ and ‘Shuwaikh’. It is the largest project that has been undertaken by the KLTTC since it was founded in 1973.
The CEO of the company, Osama Khaled Boodai, said this will increased the company’s operational capacity to meet its current needs as the most important food security companies in Kuwait.
This is in line with the company’s plans for regional expansion, keeping pace with future plans, and opening new markets in the East Asia regions the Red Sea and Turkey.
He added, ‘Kuwait’ is considered the largest ship in the world that was manufactured in 2016 specifically for transporting livestock, as the company’s previous ships were diverted for other purposes such as container ships or carriers.
Boodai explained the ship can raise the annual capacity of the company by 800 thousand sheep per year, to make the total loading capacity of the company to two million heads per year. One of the advantages of operating it in the first years is the low operating and maintenance expenses.