Thursday, October 8, 2020

"HMM’s New Megaships Sailed Fully-Loaded on Maiden Voyage"

From gCaptain:

HMM’s twelve new 24,000 TEU megaships carried a full load of containers during their maiden voyages from China to Europe, the South Korean shipping company said this week.

According to the carrier, all twelve of the vessels sailed from China with a full [sic] of around 19,500 TEU, their maximum allowable capacity.

The 12-vessel series was kicked off in April with the delivery of the HMM Algeciras, which sailed from China with 19,621 TEU loaded. The last vessel in the series, HMM St. Petersburg, set off on its maiden headhaul voyage on September 30 carrying 19,529 TEU, according to HMM.


The 24,000 teu-class vessels, the biggest ever constructed by container-carrying capacity, were ordered in 2018 at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries. Each of the twelve of the vessels operate between Asia and North Europe on The Alliance’s East-West Network....