HMM Algeciras, the largest container ship worldwide, on its way to Rotterdam

29 May 2020

On Wednesday 3 June, HMM Algeciras will call on Rotterdam during its maiden voyage. Around 2 p.m., the vessel will be mooring at Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) in Amaliahaven to transfer containers. Algeciras is the most recent vessel to hold the title of world's largest container ship. HMM Algeciras

At maximum capacity, the ship carries slightly more 20-foot containers than its predecessor MSC Gulsun: 23,964 TEU versus 23,756 TEU. During this maiden voyage, HMM Algeciras will have 19,621 TEU on board – itself a record number.

The Korean vessel was completed at Daewoo Shipping & Marine Engineering's Okpo shipyard on 24 April. It is some 400 metres long and 61 metres wide. For further information about Algeciras, we refer you to the video at "Biggest Container Ship in the World 2020".


HMM Algeciras. Image by Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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HMM is the new name for the South Korean ship-owner Hyundai Merchant Marine, the ninth-largest container shipping line worldwide. The company has ordered another eleven 24,000-TEU vessels in this class.

Port of Rotterdam Authority press release