Hong Kong sees 24,000+ TEU vessel for the first time
The 24,188 TEU container vessel OOCL Spain, one of the world’s largest boxships, called at the port of Hong Kong on 25 March during its inaugural journey.
The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) the OOCL SPAIN, one of the world’s biggest cargo carriers with a capacity of 24,188 TEU and a length of 399,99 meters, on her inaugural journey on 25 March.
The mega container ship berthed at the facilities of the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) Modern Terminals, setting a new milestone for the Port of Hong Kong, which handled the first container vessel with a capacity of more than 24,000 TEUs.
“It is a proud moment for all of us in the maritime industry as we welcome the OOCL Spain at our facilities. The maiden call of the vessel at Hong Kong highlights the operating capabilities of the port to handle the world’s largest container vessels while reaffirming the city’s position as an international maritime hub,” stated Horace Lo, group managing director of Modern Terminals Limited.
“Our investment in the construction of a state-of-the-art vessel like the OOCL Spain not only attests to our faith in the growth, importance, and resilience of world trade but is also a strong sign of our very clear commitment to sustainability. We are very proud to welcome the OOCL Spain to Hong Kong, the home of this spectacular Hong Kong-flagged vessel, and also the home of OOCL,” Kenny Ye, chief operating officer of OOCL.