November 25, 2020 03:37 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Cai Mep port welcomes world’s largest container ship

October 26, 2020 | 16:36

Ultra-large container ship Margrethe Maersk docked at Cai Mep International Terminal in southern Vietnam, naming the terminal among the 20 ports globally capable of receiving such a sizable container ship.

vietnamese in thailand czech and uk support homeland flood victims Vietnamese in Thailand, Czech and UK support homeland flood victims
vietnam attends 75th general assembly of international military sports council Vietnam attends 75th General Assembly of International Military Sports Council
skill to succeed project supports thousands of young jobseekers "Skill to Succeed" project supports thousands of young jobseekers
 Margrethe Maersk at Cai Mep International Terminal
Margrethe Maersk at Cai Mep International Terminal (Photo: PLO.vn)

Margrethe Maersk, one of the world’s largest container ship, successfully docked at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on October 25, VnExplorer reported.

The 214,121-DWT vessel, operated by the 2M Alliance led by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), stretches nearly 400m in length and 59m in width, according to the Vietnam Maritime Corporation.

The docking of Margrethe Maersk also has a significant meaning as Vietnam is a member of next-generation free trade agreements, including the CPTPP and EVFTA.

As such, Vietnam’s exports would be fed to large container ships that go directly to major markets, such as Europe or the US, without having to be transited at transshipment hubs in Singapore or Malaysia. This in turn would help reduce logistics costs, travel time, and enhance competitiveness for Vietnamese goods.

Cai Mep International Terminal now becomes one of 20 major ports worldwide capable of receiving vessels of this size, therefore affirming its position on the global navigation map, VOV said.

 Super large container ship Margrethe Maersk prepares to dock at Cai Mep International Terminal.  (Photo: VNA)

Super large container ship Margrethe Maersk prepares to dock at Cai Mep International Terminal.

(Photo: VNA)

On the same day, at the Nghi Son economic zone in Thanh Hoa province, the construction for Quang Trung port with investment capital of VND450 billion (US$19.41 million) was commenced.

The port is expected to accommodate container vessels with sizes in range from 50,000 – 70,000DWT, while the handling capacity of the port would be around 1.5 million tons of goods per year.

The construction of the port is divided into two phases, with the first one being scheduled to complete in 2021.

The Vietnam Maritime Corporation said the port’s eligibility to handle such huge container ships would benefit Vietnam’s imports and exports as the country has signed several free trade deals such as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Vietnam’s goods will be directly shipped to many large markets like Europe and the US without transiting ports in Singapore or Malaysia, helping to save logistics costs and reduce transport time.
special advisor to japanese pm isao iijima received friendship order Special Advisor to Japanese PM Isao Iijima received Friendship Order

Approved by the State President, the honour is bestowed upon foreign individuals and collectives that have made substantial contributions to building, consolidating, and developing the ...

nearly 100 athletes join 2020 friendship tennis tournament in hanoi Nearly 100 athletes join 2020 Friendship Tennis Tournament in Hanoi

On the morning of October 17, the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) cooperated with the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports to organize the ...

second class labor order awarded to vietnam germany friendship association Second-class labor order awarded to Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association

The Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association, received Second Class Labor Order for its contributions to the friendship of the two countries.

Jasmine Le