APM Terminals open new big port facilities in Vietnam. The port facilities will be the first in Vietnam with a capacity to handle the world’s largest container vessels of 11,000 TEU, and Maersk Line is among the potential clients.
Vietnamese ports are experiencing strong growth in the number of handled containers and thus the APM Terminals port joint venture, the Cai Mep Internaional Terminal, CMIT, has great expectations, said Michael Them Rasmussen, General Director of CMIT.
»Asia is a growth market, and Vietnam has realised that more ports are needed. The government has wanted an expansion in order to strengthen the country’s competitiveness. It is important to the development that goods may easily and quickly get in and out,« said Michael Them Rasmussen.
At present, the largest shipping line in Vietnam – the Maersk Line – is an obvious, potential client. Maersk Line now uses the APM Terminal rival, the PSA’s port facilities, but the company is ready to change to the CMIT facilities if price and quality prove better than at PSA.