The United Arab Emirates’ ZAMZAM vessel moored at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), in the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau on May 22, becoming the first container ship to dock in Vietnam to collect goods destined for the US East Coast.

The 300-metre-long ship is operated by Ocean 3, an alliance of French container transportation and shipping company CMA-CGM , China Shipping and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).

The 9,006-TEU-capacity vessel left China’s Yantian port for CMIT and will continue its voyage to Port Kelang-El Suweis, New York and Malta, among other destinations.

The deep-water CMIT is capable of receiving ships of up to 160,000DWT.-VNA