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54 container ships scheduled to arrive at Yangon Port in Dec

A total of 54 container ships carrying many containers are slated to enter Yangon Port in December, according to Myanmar Port Authority. This month, nine cargo ships run by Sealand Maersk Asia, seven each by New Golden Sea (Cosco) and Samudera Shipping Line, five by MSC Line, four by SITC Line, three each by Ever Green Line, IAL, PIL, RCL and X-Press Feeder, two each by Bay Line, BLPL and T12 Container Line and one by Land and Sea Line will enter Yangon Port, totalling 54 cargo ships. Last November, 51 cargo ships arrived at Yangon Port.

Therefore, the number of cargo ships increased by three from last month’s number. Yangon Port handled a total of 620 cargo ships this year, according to Myanmar Port Authority. The number of cargo ships entering Yangon Port stands at 49 in January, 48 in February, 50 in March, 52 in April, 54 in May, 53 in June, 49 in July, 55 each in August and September, 50 in October and 51 in November respectively. From May 2021, the arrival of ships at terminals in Yangon has increased again.

To fulfil the seaborne trade requirements, three new cargo ships by Maersk Line Myanmar (Sealand Maersk) started to run in 2021. Myanmar Port Authority and Yangon inner terminals are providing services to ensure the fast and reliable cargo handling and withdrawal of the containers. Earlier, the larger ships had draft problems preventing their sailing on the Yangon River. The draft extension is up to 10 metres with the new navigation channel accessing the inner Yangon River and the international ocean liners can access the inner port for now.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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