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On 13th October 2020, SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) successfully welcomed the largest container vessel of M/V MSC MELATILDE ever calling SSIT. The vessel belongs to MSC shipping line (Mediterranean Shipping Company), one of the top largest container shipowners operating in the world.

M/V MSC MELATILDE with capacity of 13,200 TEU (1 TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit), deadweight of 165,477 Ton and LOA of 365m berthed SSIT successfully for handling a significant volume of 4,142 TEU. With professional customer service delivery and fast import movement in this peak season, SSIT has been trusted and selected to handle more big vessels from MSC shipping line and other customers.

Mr. Nguyen Le Chon Tam, General Director of SSIT gave statement: “SSIT again and again greatly appreciates and expresses warm gratitudes to Mr. Boris Cohen, General Director and MSC Management for their kind supports of deciding and bringing Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV’s) with capacities  near 14,000 TEU to SSIT. MSC has allocated a first ever Container vessel to SSIT since 14th June 2018 and are meanwhile having 4 direct Intra-Service Vessels calling to SSIT on weekly basis. SSIT also expresses special thanks to Vinamarine and Port Authority of Vung Tau for kind approval on permitting such largest Container Vessel to our SSIT Terminal”.

“SSIT will continue to work with relevant government agencies to support large vessels calling Vietnam, including Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV’s) with capacities of 18,000+ teu’s, which support a reduction in costs per unit for the carriers. SSIT will continuously strive to further improve its service quality, being one of the largest deep-sea terminals in the country, making an important contribution to the development of the Cai Mep and Vietnam seaport system”, elaborated by Mr. Nguyen Le Chon Tam, General Director of SSIT.

SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) is a deep-sea terminal located in Cai Mep Thi Vai, Ba Ria Vung Tau province. SSIT is a joint venture established in 2006 between SSA Marine, Seattle, Washington USA and the two Vietnamese companies, Vinalines and Saigon Port. Located in the downstream area of ​​Cai Mep, SSIT was built to operate large container vessels and is equipped with modern container handling equipment, including the largest STS cranes in Vietnam, a land area of ​​60 hectares and 600 meters of berth length. In addition, SSIT also has 445 meters of specialized berth for handling barges connecting export and import goods from ICDs (Inland Container Depots), ports in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong areas with Cai Mep area.  

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