Large container ship arrives at Cai Mep International Port (Photo: VNA)
Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) – A large vessel carrying 2,000 TEU anchored at Cai Mep International Port in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on April 11 to ship the goods to Northern Europe.

The Millau Bridge ship, which is 366 meters long and 52 meters wide, is capable of carrying 14,000 TEU (equivalent to 150,000 tonnes of cargo). It is managed by the CKYHE Alliance of Asian container lines, including Cosco, Yang Ming, Henjin Shipping, and Evergreen.

This is the first large container ship used by the CKYHE to harbour in the Vietnamese port as part of the service connecting Asian and European markets.

After anchoring at some Chinese ports, the ship arrived in Vietnam and will visit Singapore before going to Europe to habour at Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands and Felixstowe in the UK .

Cai Mep International Port is the only in Vietnam to be able to receive such large vessels that can carry 150,000 tonnes of cargo.

Every week, it handles one heavy-loaded ship to the Mediterranean Sea, two to North Europe, three to the US , two to Asia, and four to domestic cities of Hai Phong, Da Nang and Quy Nhon.

It served 576 vessels carrying 423,000 TEU in the first three months of 2016, up 57 percent against the same period last year.

The Ministry of Transport along with relevant agencies and localities have actively reformed administrative procedures and improved infrastructure quality to attract more cargo ships.-VNA