Myanma Port Authority: 52 container vessels scheduled to call in May

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An aerial view of Yangon Port along the Yangon River, set against the backdrop of the city skyline.

A total of 52 container vessels will dock at the Yangon Port in May 2024, the Myanma Port Authority announced.
In May, seven container vessels run by Maersk  A/S Line, six each by Cosco Shipping  Line and Samudera Shipping  Line, five each by MSC Line and SITC Shipping Line, four by Ti2 Container Line, three each by BLPL Shipping Line, CMA CGM Line, ONE Line and RCL Line, two each by Evergreen Line, IAL Shipping Line and PIL Line are slated to enter the Yangon Port.
Myanma Port Authority stated that 49 vessels in January, 53 in February, 55 in March and 50 in April 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.
After the new navigation channel (Kings Bank Channel) accessing the inner Yangon River had been found, the draft extension work was accelerated. Afterwards, the port can now handle larger ships. The container vessel (185.99 metres LOA, 35.25 m 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, 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, the larger ships had draft problems preventing their sailing on the Yangon River. With the draft being extended up to 10 meters, the larger ocean liners can enter the Thilawa Port. — NN/EM

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