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MSC mega container vessel calls in Vietnam

MSC selected Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) to handle its largest boxship ever to call Vietnam, named MSC Ditte, which has a container capacity of 19,224 TEUs.

The mega container vessel is operated on 2M Alliance’s Pearl service, connecting Vietnam with the US West Coast.

With average crane productivity of nearly 32 containers/hour/crane and 23-row outreach, CMIT, APM Terminal’s joint venture with Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port,  handled almost 16,000 TEUs of import, export, transshipment and empty containers.

The CMIT deep-water port is categorised as a special port cluster according to the master plan of Vietnam’s seaport system 2021-2030.

In August 2022, Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport approved a total investment of over US$60 billion from the state budget to upgrade the CM-TV channel, while the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has also approved the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project which will begin earliest at the end of this year/early next year at the latest.

“On completion, the access channel to CMIT will reach a minimum depth of 15.5m with a 350m width, further improving conditions for CMIT to enhance the port’s appeal to mega vessels,” noted APM Terminals.

Source: Container News


APM Terminals to build and operate box terminal in Brazil

The court of Ipojuca, a municipality in Pernambuco in eastern Brazil, has confirmed Maersk’s port operator APM Terminals as the official winner of the judicial auction for the acquisition of an Isolated Productive Unit (UPI-B Cais Sul) of Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS), in the Port of Suape.

APM Terminals presented a winning bid on 26 July for the acquisition of the area in the context of its judicial recovery process, to develop and operate a container and general cargo terminal in the Brazilian port.

“Suape has a great growth potential, and our vision is to invest in a terminal that will add additional growth opportunities for Brazil’s northeast region. We believe more competition in the region will unlock value to exporters/importers and attract new cargo flows, helping the Port of Suape grow at a faster pace” said Leo Huisman, APM Terminals managing director for the Americas Region.

APM Terminals plans to invest up to US$500 million in the new container terminal in the area and begin operations with an initial capacity of 400,000 TEUs, adding 55% more capacity to the port complex.

Once all regulatory approvals have been obtained and the permits required to build the facility are issued, APM Terminals plans to finalise construction within 24 months, and expects the terminal to be fully operational by the end of 2025, when dredging of the access channel and turning basin is also expected to be concluded by Suape Port.

“We expect that the market will benefit from the additional capacity, potentially making Suape a “hub” for the northeast, while generating as much as 338 direct and 1,300 indirect jobs, increasing competitiveness, and potentially attracting new direct services to Far East and Europe”, Leonardo Levy, growth manager for the Americas Region commented.


APM Terminals and ZMPC enter into alliance

APM Terminals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese port equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) to update its equipment through automation technologies.

This strategic alliance focuses on the joint development and deployment of a range of automated solutions, such as automated container handling equipment.

Signed virtually on 11 October, the MoU also includes an order from APM Terminals for 18 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and nine yard cranes from ZMPC across six terminals, as well as the reservation of production slots for additional 25 STS cranes and 62 Yard cranes in the future.

“With this alliance, we are leveraging our 23 year-long relationship more effectively, in which APM Terminals demonstrates strong commitment towards ZPMC and in return receives prioritisation of factory capacity, access to the best resources and active involvement in product development,” stated the CEO of APM Terminals, Morten Engelstoft.

The Chinese company’s automated equipment is already in operation in several of APM Terminals’ facilities, including Vado Ligure in Italy, Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico, as well as its latest automated terminal in Tangier, Morocco.

Given the automation focus of the partnership, both parties expect the new framework to also bring closer collaboration in fields such as safety, supply chain and decarbonisation.

Source: Container News