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Chinese container vessel arrives in Myanmar

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-02-09 10:49

Chinese container vessel arrives in Myanmar

Triple-E class container ship "Madison Maersk" of Maersk Line loaded with containers is berthed at Nansha port in Guangzhou, Guangdong province June 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

YANGON - A container vessel of China Shipping, Asiatic Wave, sailed directly from China without cargo transhipment, berthed at Myanmar Industrial Port in Yangon Sunday.

The container ship, which is the first ever in history sailed directly from China, set off from Chinese port cities of Ningbo and Shanghai, arrived Yangon via Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore within 13 days, covering a distance of about 6,300 nautical km.

U Aung Kyaw Htoo, an official of the Myanmar Port Authority, welcomed the Chinese container ship, expressing wishes that increased capacity of freight handling would benefit Myanmar.

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