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HPH's Myanmar port sees first call from MCC intra-Asia service

HPH's Myanmar port sees first call from MCC intra-Asia service
Hutchison Port Holdings port Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) has seen the first call of MCC Transport's maiden service at the terminal with the arrival of the MV Frisia Alster.

The new weekly service is deployed on the Intra-Asia 5 (IA5) loop with a port rotation of Shanghai-Ningbo-Yangon. It is MCC Transport’s first China-Myanmar direct service as lines seek to tap the growing trade activities between China and the Asean region.

MITT general manager Min KYI said: “This service underlines the fact that MITT has now started to attract both shipping lines and shippers in terms of capability and location. We provide swift and efficient services and are strategically located in close proximity to industrial zones in the northern and eastern parts of Yangon City as well as the increasing number of factories being built in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) just across from the terminal.”

MITT has a total berth length of 1,000 m, a depth alongside of 9 m and a total yard area of 75ha. It is equipped with two quay cranes, two mobile harbour cranes and a fleet of 80 trucks.