Facts and figures about the HMM Algeciras

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.

The "HMM Algeciras" crossing the river Elbe from the German Bight to Hamburg.
Fountains at the reception in Hamburg harbour: Along the rive Elbe many shipspotters were watching.
To welcome the „HMM Algeciras" the name oft he South Korean shipping company HMM was formed by empty containers.
With the help of extremely powerful tugs, the mega freighter is fitted into its berth at Burchardkai.
At HHLA Terminal Burchardkai, work is also carried out at night to handle 13,600 standard containers in a short time.
400 metres long and 60 metres wide is the largest container ship in the world.
Ahoy and see you next time in Hamburg!

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. 

Facts and figures

  • Shipping company: HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine)  
  • Total length: 400 metres 
  • Width: 61 metres 
  • Max. draft: 16.50 metres 
  • Container capacity: 24,000 TEU 
  • Carrying capacity: 224,999 dwt 
  • Year constructed: 2020 
  • Shipyard: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea   
  • Flag: Panama 
  • Port rotation: Qingdao (China), Busan (South Korea), Ningbo (China), Shanghai (China), Yantian (China), Suez Canal, Rotterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), London Gateway (UK), Singapore via Suez Canal