APM Terminals (APMT) has said the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), its joint venture with the Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port, has welcomed the largest container vessel ever to call at Vietnamese port.
In a statement, the terminal operator said near 20,000 TEU A.P.M Moller-Maersk (Maersk) vessel the Margreathe Maersk called at the Port on 26 October 2020.
The call happened after CMIT 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.
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.
Tobias Gruemmer, Area Head of Delivery, Maersk Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos: “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.”
Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director also commented: “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.”