ONE of the largest vessels of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the 19,224-TEU MSC Oliver, recently docked at the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, making it the largest ever vessel to make a stop in Vitenam.
With a dead weight tonnage (DWT) of 199,273, the ship docked at CMIT to handle nearly 6,000 freight containers, equivalent to 10,000 TEU of exported, imported and transshipped goods.
Nguyen Xuan Ky, deputy general director of CMIT, said the docking of the ship would help promote the capacity of Vietnam's seaport system and its position in the global supply chain.
Located in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau's Phu My Town, CMIT is one of the largest terminals at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai deep-water gateway port complex, according to Hellenic Shipping News.
The terminal can serve cargo vessels with a loading capacity up to 214,000 DWT. CMIT said in a statement that many shipping lines around the world are using container ships with large capacity and 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.