The massive container ship, MSC Oliver, docks at Cái Mép International Terminal in Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province. — Photo www.baogiaothong.vn
HCM CITY — MSC Oliver, one of the world’s largest container ships, has docked at the Cái Mép International Terminal (CMIT) in Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province earlier this week.
The MSC Oliver, one of the biggest vessels of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, was the largest ever ship to dock in Việt Nam.
It has a dead weight tonnage (DWT) of 199,273, with a capacity of more than 19,224 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
The ship docked at CMIT to handle nearly 6,000 freight containers, equivalent to 10,000TEUs of exported, imported and transshipped goods.
Nguyễn Xuân Kỳ, deputy general director of the CMIT, said the docking of the ship would help promote the capacity of Việt Nam’s seaport system and its position in the global supply chain.
Located in the southern province of Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu’s Phú Mỹ Town, CMIT is one of the largest terminals at the Cái Mép-Thị Vải deep-water gateway port complex.
It can serve cargo vessels with a loading capacity up to 214,000DWT.
Many shipping lines around the world are using container ships with large capacity. To serve such large ships, seaports need to be able to efficiently receive and handle the container ships, ensuring that they enter and exit the port safely.
MSC is the world’s second largest shipping company with more than 500 vessels sailing 200 different routes between 500 ports in 155 countries worldwide.
To meet rising global freight demand, the company has ordered new mega ships, each with capacity of up to 23,000TEUs. — VNS