MPA: 50 container vessels scheduled to call in Yangon Port next month


A total of 50 container vessels are slated to arrive at the Yangon Port in July, the Myanma Port Authority announced.
In July, eight container vessels operated by SITC Shipping Line, six each by Cosco Shipping Line and Samudera Shipping Line, five by Maersk A/S Line, four each by CMA CGM Line and MSC Line, three each by Evergreen Line, ONE Line and RCL Line, two each by BLPL Shipping Line and PIL. Line and one by BAY Line၊ Land and Sea, Maersk A/S Line and Ti2 Container Line are slated to enter the Yangon Port.
Myanma Port Authority has arranged maritime trade channels to handle increasing imports to meet domestic demand, bolster exports, and improve port capacity for significant arrivals in ships. Myanma Port Authority will inform exporters and importers of ship arrival schedules in a timely manner.
Myanma Port Authority stated that 49 vessels in January, 53 in February, 55 in March, 50 in April, 52 in May and 50 in June arrived at the Yangon Port.
Yangon Port handled 629 container vessels in 2023. Thanks to 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.
Draft extension work accelerated after the new navigation channel (Kings Bank Channel) accessing the inner Yangon River had been found. Afterwards, the port can now handle larger ships. Container vessel MV SITC Zhaoming (185.99 metres LOA, 35.25 metres Beam, 29,232 GRT and 2,698 TEU) of Hong Kong-based SITC Shipping Line docked at Asia World Port Terminal for the first time on 22 June, which is the largest ship that AWPT Port handled.
Since 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, larger ships had draft problems preventing their sailing on the Yangon River. With the draft being extended up to 10 metres, more giant ocean liners can enter Thilawa Port. — NN/EM

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