MV MAERSK Edmonton’s First Call at ECT of SLPA

MAERSK Edmonton, operating within MAERSK Line’s West Africa Xpress Service (WAX Service), made its inaugural call at the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on April 5th, 2024. This occasion not only marks MAERSK’s first call at the ECT but also signifies the beginning of a promising partnership between MAERSK, a leading global shipping line, and SLPA.

The commencement of this new service was initiated by CMA-CGM Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. It was officially established when a delegation representing SLPA’s top management, led by its Chairman, Mr. Keith D. Bernard, undertook an exclusive overseas visit to MAERSK Lines and CMA-CGM in Dubai. The purpose was to discuss strategies for attracting more vessels to the Port of Colombo (POC).

This collaborative effort between the shipping line and its local agents, CMA-CGM Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., has significantly contributed to the anticipated success of MAERSK’s deployment of the WAX Service to Colombo, promising growth and prosperity for both entities.

The vessel MV MAERSK Edmonton, built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of South Korea, currently sails under the flag of Denmark. It has an overall length (LOA) of 366m and can carry 13,100 TEUs with a gross tonnage of 141,716 tons.

Presently, CMA-CGM has deployed a fleet of 13 vessels for the WAX Service, with a contribution of eight vessels from MAERSK Line.

Gross Tonnage 141716
Summer Deadweight (t) 148723
Length Overall (m) 366
TEU 13100

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