APMT welcomes largest containership ever to call at Vietnam


Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) – APM Terminal (APMT)’s joint venture with Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port – has welcomed the largest container vessel call to date in Vietnam.

The MSC DITTE called at the port on 24 September.

The mega container vessel is operated on 2M Alliance’s Pearl service, connecting Vietnam with the US West Coast.

With an average crane productivity of nearly 32 containers/hour/crane and 23-row outreach, CMIT successfully handled almost 16,000 TEU of import, export, transshipment and empty containers.

“Increasing calls for CMIT to handle mega ships such as the MSC DITTE affirm its world class capability, management and coordination with, among others, authority agencies, Ministry of Transport, Vinamarine, Vung Tau Port Authority, Pilot, and Tugboat,” read APMT’s latest statement.

READ: Vietnam approves $147 million plan to expand maritime sector

CMIT, located 50 kilometres southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was ranked the 11th most efficient container port in the world in 2021 by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Last week, APMT and Aqaba Development Cooperation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a 15-year extension of their partnership in the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).

The agreement secures a $242 million investment to accelerate plans to transform ACT into a gateway to Jordan, the Levant and beyond.

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