The CMA – CGM Laperouse, one of the world’s biggest ships, anchored at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on Dec. 19.

The 13,830 TEU ship is the biggest of this kind to dock at a Vietnamese port. Earlier this year, the CMIT welcomed the CMA – CGM Colombia, with the capacity of 11,400 TEUs.

General Director of CMA – CGM Vietnam Jean Charles Tassoni said super container ships, up to 14,000 TEUs will become the main vessels for the Asia-Europe sea route in near future.

Therefore, more big ships will dock at CMIT on their way to England , France , Germany , the Netherlands and Belgium .

Deputy General Director of the Cai Mep International Terminal Nguyen Xuan Ky said the CMIT is one of few terminals in Asia that are able to cater for the world’s largest container ships. He also said the terminal will install the fifth super Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes to upgrade the loading and unloading capacity to international standard./.