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August 11, 2020

30,000-ton container ship successfully docks at Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal

MV Pacific Star container ship docks at Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal. Photo: Supplied

MV Pacific Star, a large container ship with deadweight of 30,000t, which is 175 meter in length, has successfully docked at Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal on a trial basis, according to the Myanma Port Authority.
The successful docking was accomplished with the help of the managing director, the chief navigator and officials from Myanma Port Authority under the Transport and Communications Ministry.
With the aim of promoting the country’s economy and reduce prices of commodities, the port authorities allowed huge container vessels to enter the Yangon port which is situated at Latitude 16 ံ 47’ N and Longitude 96 ံ 15’ E on the Yangon River and about 32 km inland from the Elephant Point on the Gulf of Martaban.
One of transport authorities said that the arrival of the large container ship brings down the cost of shippers as well as merchants. If the transportation cost can be reduced, the merchants can distribute commodities at a reasonable price.
After conducting survey along the Yangon River, the authorities allow general cargo vessels with a length of 190 meters to dock at the Sule port terminal through inner bar to export rice, the country’s major agriculture product.
Organized by a Myanmar shipmaster, the container vessel with a capacity of 1,900 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), also docked at the designated port on the Yangon River last Sunday.


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