The world’s largest container ship the HMM ALGECIRAS left Yantian, China carrying a record 19,621 TEUs on Sunday 10th May, 2020. She made a call at Busan Port on 28th April loading 7,156 TEU and left on 30th April.
She can load up to 24,000 units of 6 meter long (one TEU) container boxes. In general, considering safe operation and cargo weight, a maximum load level is usually 196,000 TEUs, which is known as proper loading capacity. Currently on her maiden voyage, she’s the first of twelve 24,000 TEU class container ships under construction for HMM. The vessel is 399.9 meters long by 61 meters wide and has a nominal TEU capacity of 23,964, earning it the title of the world’s largest container ship.
Earlier today around 0215 hrs she was passing Malta bound to Rotterdam, The Netherlands
HMM joined The Alliance as a full-time member starting 1st April, 2020. Other members in the alliance include Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag Lloyd and Yang Ming.
Featured image is back to 20 years ago – HYUNDAI ADMIRAL calling at Malta Freeport on 8th May, 2000.
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Published – Thursday 28th May, 2020