55 container ships scheduled to arrive at Yangon Port in March

A total of 55 container ships have been planned to enter Yangon Port in March 2023, according to Myanma Port Authority. This month, 10 ships run by Sealand Maersk Asia, seven by Samudera Shipping  Line, four each by Gold Star Line, SITC and MSC Line, three each by New Golden Sea (COSCO), PIL Line, RCL Line and X-Press Feeder, two each by BLPL Shipping  Line, CMA CGM Line, Ever Green Line, IAL Line, MTT Shipping Line and TI2 Container Line, and one by Land & Sea and VASI Shipping will enter Yangon Port.

Yangon Port saw the entry of 51 container ships in February and 52 in January 2023. Yangon Port handled a total of 620 container ships last year, according to Myanma Port Authority. The number of vessels entering Yangon Port stands at 49 in January 2022, 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, 51 in November and 54 in December respectively. From May 2021, the arrival of ships at terminals in Yangon has increased again.

To fulfil the seaborne trade requirements, three new container ships by Maersk Line Myanmar (SeaLand Maersk) started to run in 2021. Myanma 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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