THE CONTAINERSHIP CMA CGM Pelleas has set another record at an Australian port, having docked at the DP World terminal at the Port of Brisbane.

The Maltese-flagged vessel is 350 metres LOA, making it the longest ship to berth at Port Botany, the Port of Melbourne and now the Port of Brisbane on 27 September.

It is on the on the A3 Central Express service, which calls Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Shanghai, Ningbo and the three Australian ports. Brisbane is its last port call in Australia before it heads back to Kaohsiung.

Nicolaj Noes, DP World’s executive vice president for Oceania, said the arrivals of CMA CGM Pelleas at the Brisbane and Sydney terminals as part of a service from Greater China were examples of how DP World is helping to connect the APAC region.

“Our Fisherman’s Island Terminal operates with DP World’s hallmark precision and efficiency, making it the right facility to welcome and service the mammoth CMA CGM Pelleas,” Mr Noes said.

“As Brisbane and Queensland prepare to make their mark on the global stage with the Summer Olympics in 2032, DP World’s reliable trade infrastructure and services will help fortify the city’s and state’s links with the rest of the world.”

CMA CGM managing director Shane Walden said the group was thankful to supporters at the Port of Brisbane, including DP World, who ensured smooth operations of the vessel.

“The deployment of the CMA CGM Pelleas on our A3C services represents an ongoing commitment to the reliable and continued sustainable liner service between Australia and Asia,” he said.

Port of Brisbane CEO Neil Stephens also welcomed the ship’s arrival.

 “The Pelleas is the longest container vessel to call at the port and demonstrates the vital role that the Port of Brisbane will continue to play in driving Queensland’s and Australia’s trade and economic growth into the future.” 

DP World believes serving vessels of this size in Australia demonstrates the scale and quality of the company’s infrastructure and operations, and its role in connecting Australian enterprises with trade opportunities in the region.

It said this includes enabling businesses to tap into the potential of Southeast Asia, which is forecast to contribute $534 billion via two-way trade with Australia by 2040, by leveraging DP World’s presence and network.