The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Siangtan commanded by Capt. Huawei Cai of China on her maiden voyage to the United States on Feb. 22, 2014.
Cai and his 25-member Filipino and Chinese crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Paul DeBolt, superintendent for Ports America, and Ken Mishler, terminal manager for Port of Vancouver USA. The container ship was built in China in 2013 and is owned and operated by The China Navigation Company Limited. The vessel is 656 feet in length and has a deadweight capacity of 30,756 tons.
On her maiden voyage, the M/V Siangtan sailed first to Vancouver B.C, and then to the Port of Vancouver USA where she discharged steel products and loaded 90 Daimler trucks and general cargo. The vessel is now traveling to Los Angeles before heading to American Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.