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PoM Moves From 4,500-TEUers To 10,662-TEU CMA CGM Ural
Team Sea and Coast | 10/07/2020

According to the UK's Port Strategy, the Port of Melbourne has docked its biggest box ship ever - the 10,662-TEU Ural. On the Port of Melbourne, the 29-metre long CMA CGM Ural with containers stacked 12 high on deck compares to the usual 4,500-TEUers.

Port of Melbourne CEO Brendan Bourke quoted, "The arrival of CMA CGM Ural shows the Port of Melbourne's capacity to service the growing number of bigger vessels we'll see into the future".

The Ural arrived into Melbourne's Webb Dock for handling by Manila's ICTSI's automated Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). This is a big increase in load carrying capacity. VICT chief Tim Vancampen said, "VICT welcomes the CMA CGM Ural as the largest capacity vessel to call at the Port of Melbourne and congratulates all parties involved".

Mr Vancampen said, "VICT is well equipped to accommodate this class of vessels ranging from 10,500 - 13,000 TEU and plans to further invest in the Port of Melbourne to accommodate the next generation of vessel ranging from 15,000 to 18,000 TEU. We will ensure that Port of Melbourne will continue to fulfill its role as the main gateway to Victoria, and consolidate and expand its position in the global shipping network".