56 container vessels slated for port calls in May

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Container vessels are seen at Yangon Port along the Yangon River.

A total of 56 container vessels are scheduled to arrive at Yangon Port in May, according to the Myanma Port Authority.
In May, 11 container vessels which are operated by Sealand Maersk Asia, seven by Samudera Shipping Line, six by RCL Line, four each by MSC Line, New Golden Sea (COSCO) and COSCO Shipping Line and SITC Line, three each by Ever Green Line, IAL Line, One Line, PIL Line, Ti2 Container Line, MITT Shipping Line, two by CMA CGM Line and MITT Shipping Line and one by Land & Sea will make port calls at terminals of Yangon Port.
This year, 52 container vessels each in January and February, 55 in March and 50 in April arrived at Yangon Port.
Yangon Port handled a total of 620 container vessels this year, according to Myanmar Port Authority.
The number of container vessels entering Yangon Port stands at 49 in January, 48 in February, 50 in March, 52 in April, 54 in May, 53 in June, 49 in July, 55 each in August and September, 50 in October and 51 in November respectively
From May 2021, the arrival of ships at terminals in Yangon has increased again. To fulfil the seaborne trade requirements, three new container vessels by Maersk Line Myanmar (SeaLand Maersk) started to run in 2021.
Earlier, the larger ships had draft problems preventing their sailing on the Yangon River. The draft extension is up to 10 metres with the new navigation channel accessing the inner Yangon River and the international ocean liners can access the inner port for now. — NN/EM

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