• Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) handles the largest container vessel to ever call a Vietnamese port
  • M/V Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT is deployed on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Asia with US west coast.

On 26 October 2020, Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), a joint venture between APM Terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Saigon Port, successfully accommodates Maersk Line’s EEE vessel Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT equivalent a nominal capacity of close to 20,000 TEU. This vessel is deployed on the 2M alliance’s TP6/Pearl service connecting Vietnam with US West Coast and calls CMIT to discharge and load total 6,500 TEU cargo. More than 100 important guests including senior government officials attend the vessel maiden call’s celebrations organised at the Cai Mep International Terminal in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.


CMIT has obtained permission from Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Maritime Administration to accommodate 214,121 DWT vessels. These vessels are currently sailing the world’s oceans and among the few largest container ships in the world today.

The successful call of m/v Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT at CMIT today is an important milestone, that the deep-sea terminals in Vietnam are capable of receiving the big sized ships deployed to Europe and Trans-Pacific trade, contributes to shape Vietnam maritime infrastructures ready to serve potential economic growth in coming years”, said Tobias Gruemmer, Area Head of Delivery, Maersk Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos.

Being one of the market leaders in the Cai Mep deep-water port complex, CMIT has always been pioneer to accommodate big sized container vessels since the very first day of operations. Experience drawn from the successful trial calls of the ultra large container vessels at CMIT built up important foundation for Ministry of Transport and Vinamarine to grant permission for other Cai Mep ports to accommodate big vessels.

The successful accommodation of m/v Margrethe Maersk 214,121 DWT required not only relentless efforts of CMIT but also the determination and unanimity of Ministry of Transport, Vinamarine, Vung Tau Port Authority and all relevant stakeholders. This vessel call is the most concrete demonstration for such great combination and that spirit is being promoted at the highest level with the determination to foster Cai Mep as regional and world class port, I strongly believe”, as shared by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan

Commercial & Government Relation Manager

Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd.

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About CMIT

Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd. (CMIT) was established on January 26, 2007 as a joint venture between the Vietnam-based Saigon Port, Vietnam National Shipping Lines and APM Terminals BV. CMIT is located strategically in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. This modern and efficient container terminal facility offers shipping lines and their clients fast and direct access to and from the main shipping markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas.  It is CMIT’s policy to conduct its activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of its employees and communities.

For further information, please visit www.cmit.com.vn


Shareholders background statements:

Saigon Port within the port system of the Vietnam Maritime sector is one output port and unloading capacity of the National Top. With over 150 years of history, has made outstanding achievements contribute to the economic development of the country, Saigon Port has been the President awarded the title Hero of Labor of the outstanding achievements from 1986 1995, contributed to the cause of building socialism and national defense.

For further information, please visit www.csg.com.vn


Vietnam National Shipping Lines (VIMC) was established in April 1995 and after over 20 years of operation and development, has become a leading company in Vietnam’s shipping, seaport operation and maritime services, owning over 40 subsidiaries all over the nation with the mission of trading goods and providing a perfect service supply chain to the company’s partners and clients, contributing to the successful implementation of the Vietnam Maritime Strategy.

For further information, please visit http://vimc.co/


APM Terminals is a leading global port operator with a presence in 69 countries with 72 container terminals and 140 inland services facilities providing the world’s most geographically balanced global terminal network. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, APM Terminals works with shipping lines, importers/exporters, governments, business leaders and the entire global supply chain to provide solutions that help nations achieve their ambitions and business reach their performance goals.

For further information, please visit www.apmterminals.com