World's largest containership Hyundai's Algeciras launched
South Korean ocean carrier HMM conducted a naming ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DMSE) Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea
The 399.9-meter HMM Algeciras is taking the "largest world" title from the 23,656 TEU Gülsün-Class vessels operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC).
DSME and SHI are building seven and five of the mega 24,000 TEU-class ships, scheduled for delivery through September 2020, respectively. HHI is building eight TEU-class containerships to be delivered from the second half of 2021 onwards.
The ships feature engineered hull construction and highly powerful engines and are fitted with an IMO 2020 environmental regulations scrubber system.
First Lady Kim Jung-sook assisted as godmother and was cutting the ropes during the ceremony to officially name the car.
HMM Algeciras will be deployed on THE Alliance's Far East Europe 4 (FE4) line, one of THE Alliance's Asia-North Europe trade lanes, beginning at Qingdao, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Antwerp, London Gateway, then Singapore via Suez Canal.
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