Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT), a subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), has received its first intra-Asia container freight feeder with the arrival of MV Frisia Alster.
Frisia Alster is a vessel of Singapore-based MCC Transport and the first container feeder for the company deployed between China and Myanmar as the ASEAN-Chinese freight trade develops.
The new weekly service is deployed on the Intra-Asia 5 (IA5) loop with a port rotation of Shanghai-Ningbo-Yangon.
MITT is Myanmar’s first purpose-built international container terminal 25 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. There are rail links with Yangon and the national rail network and a container barge service between MITT and Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone.
Min Kyi, general manager of MITT, said, “This service underlines the fact that MITT has now started to attract both shipping lines and shippers in terms of capability and location. We provide swift and efficient services and are strategically located in close proximity to industrial zones in the northern and eastern parts of Yangon City as well as the increasing number of factories being built in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) just across from the terminal.”