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201027-margrethe-maersk-eee-cmit

CMIT receives largest container vessel in Vietnam’s history

On 26 October 2020, Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port, successfully received Maersk Line’s EEE vessel Margrethe Maersk with close to 20,000 TEU. 

This vessel is deployed on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Vietnam with US West Coast and calls CMIT to discharge and load total 6,500 TEU cargo. More than 100 important guests including senior government officials attend the vessel maiden call’s celebrations organised at the Cai Mep International Terminal in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

Authorisation for the world’s largest container ships

CMIT has obtained permission from Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Maritime Administration to accommodate 214,121 DWT (Deadweight Tonnage) vessels. These vessels are currently sailing the world’s oceans and among the few largest container ships in the world today.

“The successful call of m/v Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT at CMIT today is an important milestone, that the deep-sea terminals in Vietnam are capable of receiving the big sized ships deployed to Europe and Trans-Pacific trade, contributes to shape Vietnam maritime infrastructures ready to serve potential economic growth in coming years”, said Tobias Gruemmer, Area Head of Delivery, Maersk Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos.

Market Leader

Being one of the market leaders in the Cai Mep deep-water port complex, CMIT has always been pioneer to accommodate big sized container vessels since the very first day of operations. Experience drawn from the successful trial calls of the ultra large container vessels at CMIT built up important foundation for Ministry of Transport and Vinamarine to grant permission for other Cai Mep ports to accommodate big vessels.

“The successful accommodation of m/v Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT required not only relentless efforts of CMIT but also the determination and unanimity of Ministry of Transport, Vinamarine, Vung Tau Port Authority and all relevant stakeholders. This vessel call is the most concrete demonstration for such great combination and that spirit is being promoted at the highest level with the determination to foster Cai Mep as regional and world class port, I strongly believe”, as shared by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director.

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