The first giant cargo ship to use new deep-water port installations at Nouadhibou, Mauritania, last week loaded a 120,000 ton cargo of Mauritanian iron-ore for a destination in Japan.
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GTV Conveyor carrying iron ore
GV Ship being loaded
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CU Ship's name "Lilly Prima" on hull and PAN to dockside
SV Conveyor and iron ore going aboard (2 shots)
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Background: The first giant cargo ship to use new deep-water port installations at Nouadhibou, Mauritania, last week loaded a 120,000 ton cargo of Mauritanian iron-ore for a destination in Japan. A government deputation, headed by the Secretary-General to the Industrial and Mining Ministry, M. Hamada Ould Zeine, watched the cargo being loaded aboard the ship, the 150,000 ton Lilly Prima.
SYNOPSIS: New deep water dock installations at the Mauritanian port of Nouadhibou were used for the first time last week. The first giant cargo ship to dock there was the hundred-and-fifty thousand ton Lilly Prima.
A government deputation toured the ship, headed by the Secretary-General of the Mining and Industrial Ministry, M. Hamada Ould Zeine. They watched the ship loading a cargo of a hundred-and-twenty thousand tons of Mauritanian iron ore. The ore is being shipped to Fukuyama in Japan.
The Lilly Prima had been launched only the previous month in Trieste, Italy. Now that the new port installations can cater for ships of this size, the authorities are claiming that Nouadhibou is only the fourth mining port in the world to offer facilities for giant ships. The extensions to the port cost fourteen-hundred million francs and they were completed in record time.