50 container vessels scheduled to arrive in June

A total of 50 container vessels are slated to call in June at the Yangon Port, the Myanma Port Authority announced.


In June, six container vessels run by Maersk A/S Line, Samudera Shipping Line and SITC Shipping Line, five each by Cosco Shipping Line, four each by BLPL Shipping Line, CMA CGM Line, MSC Line and Ti2 Container Line, three each by ONE Line and PIL Line, two each by Evergreen Line, RCL Line and one by Land and Sea are slated to enter the Yangon Port.

Myanma Port Authority stated that 49 vessels in January, 53 in February, 55 in March, 50 in April and 52 in May arrived at the Yangon Port.


Yangon Port handled 629 container vessels in 2023. Thanks to the draught 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. After that, the port can now han­dle larger ships. The container vessel (185.99 m 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 metres, more giant ocean liners can enter the Thilawa Port. — NN/EM