Yangon Port: 53 container vessels slated to arrive in Feb

In February, six container vessels each run by Maersk Line, Cosco Shipping Line and Samudera Shipping Line, five each by CMA CGM Line and SITC Shipping Line, four by MSC Line, three each by BLPL Shipping Line, Evergreen Line, ONE Line, RCL Line andTi2 Container Line, two each by IAL Shipping Line and PIL Line and one each by BAY Line and Land and Sea are slated to enter the Yangon Port. In January, 49 vessels docked at the Yangon Port.

Yangon Port handled 629 container vessels in 2023.Thanks to the draft extension, the international ocean liners can access the inner port for now, according to the Myanma Port Authority’s statement on 22 June 2022. After the new navigation channel (Kings Bank Channel) accessing the inner Yangon River had been found, the draft extension work was accelerated.

After that, the port can now handle larger ships. The container vessel (185.99 m LOA, 35.25 m Beam, 29,232 GRT and 2,698 TEU) Hong Kong-based SITC Shipping Line docked at Asia World Port Terminal for the first time on 22 June, which is the largest ship that AWPT Port handled.

From May 2021, the arrival of ships at terminals in Yangon has increased again. Three new container vessels by Maersk Line Myanmar (SeaLand Maersk) started to run to fulfil the seaborne trade requirements in 2021.

Earlier, the larger ships had draft problems preventing sailing on the Yangon River. With the draft extending up to 10 metres, more giant ocean liners can enter the Thilawa Port.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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