Hong Kong welcomes world’s largest container vessel

The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) has welcomed HMM Gdansk, the world’s largest container vessel, on its maiden call to Hong Kong at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal 7. 

HMM Gdansk operates the Alliance Far East Europe 3 service from June 2020, connecting major ports in China, Asia and Europe. The vessel is one of 12 mega-vessels belonging to HMM, featuring a length of 399.9m, a width of 61.18m and maximum capacity of 23,964 TEU.

Leonard Fung, managing director of Hong Kong International Terminals, commented: “We are excited to welcome the world’s biggest vessel on its maiden call at such challenging times. This is a momentous event for Hong Kong’s maritime industry and HIT, signifying a vote of confidence in our offering and allowing us to capture future opportunities.

“Thanks to increased tonnage and capacity fuelled by technological advances and growing customer demand, more and more mega vessels are now coming into service. Many of them choose to berth at HKSPA members’ terminals, demonstrating our efficiency and capabilities in servicing such vessels,” 

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