The ANL operated CMA CGM Ural with a nominal capacity of 10,622 TEU has broken another record at the Port of Melbourne with the highest TEU exchange in one call. On 22nd September the CMA CGM Ural berthed at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) and completed an exchange of 8094 TEU surpassing the previous record by 268 TEU.
Tim Vancampen (Chief Executive Officer of VICT) said: “VICT was designed and built to handle the next generation of larger vessels calling at the Port of Melbourne. The volume exchange on the CMA CGM Ural demonstrates our ability to accommodate larger exchanges and VICT will continue to invest to ensure efficient capacity for our esteemed customers. We congratulate ANL and the CMA CGM Group on this latest achievement.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, shipping operator ANL has seen a steep increase of demand into Victoria on both international and coastal services. Despite the constraints the industry has collectively faced around congestion, quarantine and cybersecurity we have banded together to keep both import and export cargo moving through the biggest port in Australia.
ANL’s General Manager of Asia/ANZ Lines Anthony Orgill says: “By implementing larger container ships into our services, this has provided us a crucial opportunity to support clients operating between Australia, South East Asia and beyond, particularly under the current circumstances. For our local customers, we too continue to commit to providing a coastal service in order to accommodate the needs of our entire customer base.”
CMA CGM Ural set a new TEU exchange record at the Port of Melbourne with 8,094 TEUs during its call at VICT.
About Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT)
VICT, a fully automated container terminal, commenced operations at Webb Dock East, Port of Melbourne in March 2017. A wholly-owned subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), VICT is purpose-built to meet the need for new, safe and efficient container handling capacity and to provide a solution to accommodating the larger vessels now being deployed in East Coast Australia container shipping trade lanes. (www.vict.com.au)
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port development, management and operations. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects are located in developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Independent with no shipping or consignee-related interests, ICTSI works and transacts transparently with all stakeholders of the supply chain. ICTSI continues to receive global acclaim for its public-private partnerships, which are focused on sustainable development, and supported by corporate social responsibility initiatives. (www.ictsi.com)