Say hello to HMM Algeciras, the largest container vessel on earth

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What started out as an effort to optimise on economy and efficiency with an environmental touch in 2013 with the introduction of the Triple E series ships soon became kind of a mine-is-bigger-than-yours showboating..

Between 2013 and 2019 there were 8 “largest container vessel in the world” title holders operated by some of the world’s largest container shipping lines..

The increase in TEU capacity in the last 6 years within this ULCV class is around 5,964 TEUs which is the size of a regular container vessel still operating in many of the world’s trades now..

On the 23rd of April 2020, HMM became the latest entrant to this size race when they held a naming ceremony for their first 24,000 TEU containership – the latest largest container ship on earth – the ‘HMM Algeciras’..

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