On the night of 7 May 2020, YANTIAN welcomed the maiden voyage of the world's largest container vessel, the HMM Algeciras. On 8 May, Patrick Lam, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Yantian, received Kenny Yoo, Managing Director of HMM China (South China and Hong Kong), and presented him a souvenir to mark the maiden voyage.
HMM Algeciras measures 400 meters long and 61 meters wide, and its length approximates to the height of KK100, Shenzhen's second tallest building. With the deck covering an area of four soccer fields, the vessel can carry 23,964 TEU. If these containers are connected one by one, they will stretch from Shenzhen to Guangzhou (about 145 kilometres). It is also the first of the twelve 24,000-TEU container vessels fleet of HMM, and the other eleven is expected to be delivered this year.
HMM Algeciras will be deployed on THE Alliances’ Asia-Europe service, following a port rotation of Qingdao, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp and London.
As the preferred port-of-call for mega-vessels in South China, YANTIAN has 20 deep-water container berths, serving mega-vessels 7/24. With its natural deep- water berths, state-of-the-art terminal facilities and service excellence, YANTIAN has become the terminal-of-choice for the world’s mega-vessels.
YANTIAN always aspires to build a smart, green and world-class port, and is committed to developing supporting services such as intermodal and feeder services to meet the growing needs of its customers by providing them with professional, effective and reliable port services.