Hamburg port welcomes world’s largest containership today

Hamburg port welcomes world's largest containership today 

 

Another of HMM’s series of 24,000 TEU mega containership is set to call at Germany’s HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg port today.

The HMM Hamburg, the so-called megamax-24 class, is one of HMM’s 12 new giant boxships that are being delivered since April.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome the HMM Hamburg to our port for the first time. All members of the HMM branch in Hamburg, which has been in existence for almost 30 years, are particularly proud of this first call. This naming manifests the special relationship between South Korea and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg,” said James Kim, managing director of HMM (Germany).

Port of Hamburg is connected to South Korea via eight liner services – three container services and five multi-purpose services. Last year, 255,000 TEU were transported between the Hanseatic city and the South Korean ports of Busan and Masan.

The HMM Hamburg is deployed on THE Alliance’s FE-3 service between Asia and Europe and will be calling at Hamburg four times a year. The shipping alliance THE Alliance comprises shipping companies Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Yang Ming and HMM.

At 24,000 TEU, the series of 12 HMM megamax-24 class are the largest containerships in the world. The giant ship is 400 meters long and 61 meters wide and 12 containers can be stowed above and below the deck as well as 24 rows of containers across the board.