MITT Serves new Asia to Chittagong & Yangon Service from Sealand Maersk
Yangon, February 23, 2023 – Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) today welcomes a new weekly Intra Asia Service of IA7 by Sealand Maersk. The maiden voyage by MV MAERSK KWANGYANG berthed at MITT on 22nd February evening. MV MAERSK KWANGYANG has a deadweight of 37,851 tons and LOA of 186 meters with 2,806 Teus in capacity. This service will be operated with four vessels of similar size and will call Shantou-Nansha-Yantian-Hong Kong- Tanjung Pelepas-Port Klang(North)-Chittagong-Yangon(MITT)-Kuching-Da Nang-Shantou. IA7 is estimated to load and unload around 800 TEU per sailing at Yangon-MITT.
Commenting on the new service for Yangon, General Manager of MITT, Min Kyi said the start of this new service is an indicator of robust trade growth between Myanmar and neighboring Asian countries. “Today, about 60 % of MITT’s services are direct South China-Yangon and using Singapore and Port Klang transshipment hub, we foresee that intra-Asian volumes will continue to grow. Especially new service will support for importing raw material of CMP-Textile, Fertilizers, Construction materials and export of Agricultural products, such as Rice, Yellow Corn, Rubber and Minerals to China, Vietnam and other ASEAN member countries. In anticipation of this growth, MITT will provide its highest standards of productivity and efficiency to customers to enable faster ship turnaround and saving line’s inventory cost for empties repositions too.” MITT is the leading international terminal operator in Myanmar and has successfully providing integrated port services to the customers with back up downstream support of Hutchison Logistics Myanmar.
As the largest container terminal in Myanmar, MITT has awarded and recognized as a US-CTPAT terminal in Myanmar and offering global port operator services in line with CKHH’s sustainability vision.
In order to support national economic growth, reduce the shipper’s logistic costs and upgrading logistics index of Myanmar, MITT and Hutchison Logistics Myanmar introduced container barging service, block train logistics to streamline the delivery of containers and reduce road traffic and carbon emission. On the other hand, providing cargo consilidation and CFS services to facilitate shipper’s needs of warehouses and intermodal services thru MITT with multimodal transport modes.