19 Nov 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - A total of nine new jetties, which can dock the international ships, were built in four years in Yangon, includinThilawa area. There are now a total of 42 jetties in Yangon Port, according to the official statistics of Myanma Port Authority (MPA).Yangon Port plays a vital role because it is handling more than 90 per cent of the country's international maritime trade.
Myanmar with 1,385-mile-long coastline has nine seaports. Among them, Yangon Port is the principal port, and it is handling more than 90 per cent of the country's international maritime trade.
With the completion of these new jetties, Myanma Port Authority can now handle more than five million containers and over 74 million tons of cargoes during this period. The number of jetties in Yangon has increased to 42, up from 33.
It has a jetty 230 meters in length, 25 metres in width, with an 11-metre draft, which has the capacity to accommodate vessels up to 200 metres LOA and 60,000 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnage). Besides, the 42nd Denko Jetty in Thilawa Port was constructed in 2019, and the jetty started its operation in 2020.