New times for the Port of Melbourne
The “CMA CGM Ural” is the container ship with the largest capacity to call the Port of Melbourne to date. The 299 m long vessel is one of six currently deployed on the South-East Asia - Australia trade route called the ‘AAX1’. It commenced its 42-day round-trip in Malaysia, calling at Singapore.
It then made its way around Australia’s south-west coast and arrived into Melbourne’s Webb Dock for handling by terminal operator Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).
The vessel can carry up to 10,662 teu, with containers stacked up to 12 high on-deck. Compared to the 4,500 teu carried by the average container ship currently calling at PoM, this is a significant increase in load carrying capacity. On the next lap of its journey the “CMA CGM Ural” calls at Sydney and Brisbane. (mw)