World’s Largest Container Shipping Company Docks at Cai Lan Port | Business
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The Cai Lan International Container Terminal (CICT) in the northern province of Quang Ninh hosted the Marshall Islands-flagged Synergy Busan on September 14 with a loading capacity of over 50,000 tonnes, the first container ship of Maersk Lines to dock in the port.
The ship, which has carried more than 2,000 empty containers, is on one of two pilot voyages which will be operated by Maersk lines assess the economic efficiency of opening an international container route to Cai Lan port in the future.
To shorten the length of the proceedings, the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province authorized the relevant agencies to perform a rapid COVID-19 test for all crew members instead of PCR tests. However, they must ensure that there is no direct contact between the ship’s crew and people ashore. Other ships are also not allowed to dock alongside the ship.
The fact that ships from the world’s largest container shipping company are arriving at CICT is a positive signal that Quang Ninh can harness the advantages of a large deep-water port in the northern region.
Frank Van Rompaey, Managing Director of Cai Lan International Container Terminal Co. Ltd said MAERSK’s container ships docked at the port because large ships cannot get to other ports in the region, adding that Quang Ninh province should take advantage of this advantage to attract investment. and increase local competitiveness.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardship for countries around the world, but Quang Ninh province has excelled in containing it with the adoption of strict measures.
According to Rompaey, once the international container ship routes through the port of Cai Lan are established, connecting the main markets of the world, in particular Europe, the United States, China, Japan, the Republic from Korea and ASEAN, many opportunities will be opened. for import and export, attracting investment and developing production in the locality. /