Fifty container vessels scheduled to call in November

An aerial view of Yangon sskm
An aerial view of Yangon Port with container vessels loading and discharging export and import cargoes on the Yangon River.

A total of 50 container vessels are scheduled to arrive in November at Yangon Port, according to the Myanma Port Authority.
In November, seven container vessels each run by Samudera Shipping Line and Sealand Maersk Asia, five by COSCO Shipping Line and MSC Line, four by SITC Line, three each by Evergreen Line, ONE Line, CMA CGM Line and PIL Line, two each by RCL Line, Inter Asia Line, BAY Line and BLPL Shipping Line, one each by Land And Sea Line and Ti2 Container Line are slated to dock at the Yangon Port.
This year, 52 container vessels in January, 51 in February, 55 in March, 50 in April, 56 in May, 57 in June, 53 in July, 54 in August, 53 in September and 49 in October arrived at Yangon Port.
Yangon Port handled a total of 620 container vessels this year. Following the draft extension, the international ocean liners can access the inner port for now, according to the Myanma Port Authority’s statement on 22 June 2022.
After the new navigation channel (Kings Bank Channel) accessing the inner Yangon River was found, the draft extension work was accelerated. After that, the port can now handle larger ships. The container vessel (185.99-metre LOA, 35.25-metre Beam, 29,232 GRT and 2,698 TEU) Hong Kong-based SITC Shipping Line docked at Asia World Port Terminal for the first time on 22 June.
That vessel is the largest ship that AWPT Port handled.
From May 2021, the arrival of the 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 was extended up to 10 metres, so the larger ocean liners could enter the Thilawa Port.
The coast of Myanmar is 2,228 kilometres long (1,260 nautical miles) including the Rakhine coastline (713 kilometres), delta region (437 kilometres) and Taninthayi coastline (1,078 kilometres), stretching from northern Bangladesh’s border to southern Thailand’s border area.
There are 10 seaports along the coastline, including Yangon Port, Thilawa Deep Sea Port, Kyaukphyu Deep Sea Port, Sittway Port, Thandwe Port, Pathein Port, Mawlamyine Port, Dawei Deep Sea Port, Myeik Port and Kawthoung Port.
Seaborne trade accounts for 75 per cent of foreign trade. However, Yangon Port including Thilawa terminals is the only international port and the remaining ports in eight cities are designated for the domestic way only. — NN/EM

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