Vietnam Handles Largest Ever Ship
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Vietnam Handles Largest Ever Ship

CMA CGM Helps CMIT Terminal break record

TLME News Service

Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in Vietnam has handled the largest container vessel to ever call a Vietnamese port.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo called at the terminal on January 11, 2019 as part of its FAL 3 Asia to Europe Trade Service.

Important guests, including senior government officials will attended the vessel maiden call’s celebrations jointly organised by CMIT and CMA CGM at the Cai Mep terminal in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

CMIT is a deep-sea container terminal and market leader for global ocean carriers serving the South Vietnamese economy.

CMA CGM Marco Polo at berth
CMA CGM Marco Polo at berth

Since 2018, CMIT operates with a license to handle container vessels up to 194,000 DWT which means the largest vessels currently sailing the world’s oceans.

Vessels are operated efficiently using the latest technology and development in Container Handling Equipment and IT systems capable of handling ultra large container vessels with thousands of container moves per single call.

CMIT is a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vinalines and Saigon Port and started operations in Cai Mep in 2011.

Jan Bandstra, CMIT General Director, said: “CMIT feels honoured to be given the sole trust to handle the CMA CGM Marco Polo.

“It’s a significant size vessel, the largest CMIT has ever handled, and we are privileged to have the confidence from the Ocean Alliance and CMA CGM to undertake the responsibility to operate this vessel safely, efficiently and quickly at our world class container terminal.”

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