Korean container shipping major HMM has held a naming ceremony for the first of its twelve 24,000 TEU containerships.
The HMM Algeciras, described as the world’s largest boxship, was named at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME) Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea.
“For me, it is very meaningful that HMM takes delivery of the most technologically advanced containership in this difficult time. I would like to celebrate it and hope that HMM continues to secure a competitive advantage as a Korean national flagship carrier.”, says Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea.
“HMM will strive to expand its presence in the global shipping industry based on optimised fleet management and new cooperation with THE Alliance.” adds Bae Jae Hoon, President & CEO of HMM.
‘HMM Algeciras’ will be deployed on Far East Europe 4 (FE4) service, one of the Asia-North Europe trade lanes of THE Alliance, with its port rotation starting at Qingdao, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London Gateway, then Singapore via Suez Canal.