Hutchison Ports Thailand Welcomes M.V. ONE Columba's Maiden Call

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 27, 2018

Pic: Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT)

Pic: Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT)

Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) recently welcomed M.V. ONE Columba, the largest vessel to ever call Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port.  HPT’s new Terminal D played host to Ocean Network Express’ (ONE’s) M.V. ONE Columba.

The vessel was met by delegates of Terminal D in the morning of 24 Nov, and the vessel departed Laem Chabang Port one day later.  M.V. ONE Columba, with a total length of 364 meters and a total gross tonnage of 145,647 tons, it is the largest container vessel ever to call at Laem Chabang Port in Thailand.  

The vessel was met with new remote-controlled quay cranes and remote-controlled rubber tyred gantry cranes that HPT used to discharge container boxes from the vessel to the yard with fast, accurate, and safe operations.

Stephen Ashworth, Managing Director Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT), participated in  the ceremony celebrating the maiden voyage of the largest vessel to ever call Thailand, the “M.V. ONE Columba” to Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port.

"HPT is very honored that Ocean Network Express has selected Hutchison Ports Thailand to be a long term terminal partner at Laem Chabang Port.   HPT looks forward to many more years of successful collaboration and hopes to continue seeing the frequency and size of vessels continue to rise from Ocean Network Express," he said.

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