At 115,700 DWT and with a capacity of 9,038 TEUs, Grete Maersk was the first Maersk Line vessel to call the newly-opened Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in Vietnam on its route from Asia to North America.
With this first direct Transpacific 6 (TP6) vessel calling CMIT, Maersk Line officially became a business partner of its sister company, APM Terminals, one of the three main investors in CMIT.
CMIT offers Maersk Line a 14m channel depth with 16.5m depth alongside, state-of-the-art shipside and shoreside handling facilities and over 36 hectares of container yard.
Peter Smidt-Nielsen, general director, Maersk Line Vietnam said: “We are excited to start calling at CMIT with our direct transpacific service and look forward to further enhancing the service to our customers.’’
As business partners, Maersk Line and CMIT aim to provide their customers a better service to North American destinations, on-time vessel reliability and higher capacity to cover increased demand for imported cargo to Vietnam.