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Cái Mép Int’l Port accepts massive cargo vessel

Update: April, 13/2016 - 11:03

BÀ RỊA – VŨNG TÀUViet Nam News -– Cái Mép International Port berthed a giant cargo vessel with a capacity of 14,000 containers (equivalent to 150,000 tonnes of cargo) on Monday .   

Millau Bridge, which is 366m long and 52m wide, arrived to carry goods to Northern Europe, marking an important milestone in cargo transport from Việt Nam to Europe.

Cái Mép is the only deep-water port in Việt Nam that can handle vessels with a capacity of 150,000 tonnes.    

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Công said receiving such a huge cargo vessel confirms the value and effectiveness of Cái Mép International Port. After five years of operations the port has received 224 ships with a capacity of over 80,000 tonnes.    

The ship sails from Hong Kong to ports in 10 countries including Việt Nam, Singapore, the Netherlands and Britain.

The ship is operated by CKYHE Alliance formed by Asian container lines Cosco, Yang Ming, Henjin Shipping, and Evergreen. This is CKYHE’s first large container ship to arrive in the country as part of efforts to connect Asian and European markets. — VNS

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