Port of Melbourne welcomes largest container capacity ship
The Port of Melbourne (PoM) has welcomed on its Webb Dock at the Victoria International Container Terminal its largest container ship ever, the 10,662 teu CMA CGM Ural.
This reflects a major increase in load carrying capacity compared to the 4,500 teu carried by the average container ship that currently calls at PoM.
“The arrival of CMA CGM Ural shows PoM’s capacity service the growing number of bigger vessels we’ll see into the future," stated Brendan Bourke, CEO at PoM.
The 229-meter-long vessel is one of six currently deployed on the AAX1 trade route in South East Asia – Australia and started its 42-day round trip in Malaysia calling in Singapore before Melbourne.
Bourke noted that the ship's arrival is an sign of the Australia-Asia trade's stability, given the difficulties raised by COVID-19 and recent natural disasters.
CMA CGM Ural will be in Melbourne for 44 hours before leaving for Sydney and Brisbane.
“By implementing larger container ships into our services, we can support clients operating between Australia, South East Asia and beyond,” Anthony Orgill, general manager Asia ANZ Lines, said.
Maritime Business World