The HMM Algeciras, the new flagship of the South Korean shipping company HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine), was calling in Hamburg at the maiden voyage. It is the first of twelve ships of the HMM “megamax” class.
With a capacity of 24,000 TEU, the mega-freighter is currently the largest container ship in the world. The new vessels feature a cutting-edge hybrid-scrubber system for exhaust gas cleaning that complies with the international environmental standard IMO 2020. An optimised hull design and innovative engines also improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
The HMM Algeciras travels in the FE4 service between Asia and Northern Europe for the shipping consortium The Alliance, and also calls in Hamburg. The ship is handled at HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai where Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has two mega-ship berths (a third is under construction) as well as the largest container gantry cranes in the Port of Hamburg.