Yangon Port expects 50 container vessels in April

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File photo shows containers being loaded and unloaded aboard container vessels at the international port of Yangon.

A total of 50 container vessels are scheduled to enter the Yangon Port in April 2024, the Myanma Port Authority announced.
Seven container vessels run by Maersk A/S Line, six by Samudera Shipping Line, five by Cosco Shipping Line, four each by CMA CGM Line, MSC Line, SITC Shipping Line and Ti2 Container Line, three each by BLPL Shipping Line, Evergreen Line and RCL Line, two each by ONE Line, and PIL Line and one each by Bay Line and IAL Shipping Line and Land and Sea are slated to call in the Yangon Port in April. Myanma Port Authority stated 49 vessels in January, 53 in February, and 55 in March docked 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 m LOA, 35.25 metres 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 metres, more giant ocean liners can enter the Thilawa Port. — NN/EM

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