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CHONBURI, Thailand: November 27, 2018. The 14,000 TEU vessel One Columba, operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE), has become the largest vessel to make a port call in Thailand when it loaded 2,269 containers recently at Hutchison Ports’ Terminal D, Laem Chabang Port.

ONE COLUMBA VISITED TERMINAL D finalTerminal D is the first terminal in Thailand to handle the 14,000 TEU vessel class and when completed will have a total quay length of 1,700 meters and operate 17 Super Post-Panamax quay cranes plus 43 electric rubber tyred gantry cranes.

Hutchison Ports says It will be one of the world’s first container terminals where all quay and yard cranes will be operated remotely - while adding 3.5 million TEU capacity.

Terminal D is an integral part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under Thailand 4.0’s objective to modernize the economy through improved infrastructure and innovation, says the port.

Beginning December 02, ONE has added a weekly sailing to its Asia-East Coast South America service (SX1 and SX2) as part of the expanded cooperation agreement with Hapag-Lloyd and MSC.

(Pictured left to right at the Big Pink welcoming ceremony: Captain Khanna Anil, Master of MV One Columba; Kiyoshi Tokonami, managing director of ONE Thailand; Verapong Chaiperm, Chief Expert in Targeted Industries (EEC); Stephen Ashworth, managing director of Hutchison Ports Thailand; Yuttana Pulpipat, director of Laem Chabang Port Customs Bureau; Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador of Japan’s Embassy in Thailand; Pol. Sub.Lt. Montree Lergechumniel, managing director of Laem Chabang Port and Acting director general of the Port Authority of Thailand; Shinichi Sugiyama, director of ONE Thailand; and Surasak Thienbunlertrat, director of ONE Thailand.)

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