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Largest vessel to date arrives at DP World Southampton
Team Sea and Coast | 30/06/2020

The HMM Oslo,a 23,820 TEU vessel, the biggest ever to call at DP World Southampton, arrived at the port on 26 June at the end of her debut voyage to the UK.The eco-friendly HMM Oslo features a length of 399.9 metres and a width of 61.5 metres.

Last week her sister ship, the HMM Algeciras, docked at DP World’s sister port London Gateway in Essex.These vessels are part of a series of twelve HMM Megamax-24 vessels ordered in 2018 from Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine and Engineering (DSME), and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

The capacities of the two variants are slightly different, with 23,964 TEU for the DSME ships (HMM Algeciras class), and 23,820 TEU for the Samsung ships (HMM Oslo class). The HMM Oslo was built by SHI and the HMM Algeciras by DSME, therefore, the Algeciras is slightly larger.

The boxshiparrived at Southampton from South Korea, having called at ports in China, Singapore and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

HMM Oslo departed DP World Southampton on 27 June carrying British exports on her return journey home, via France, Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore.

“With two deep water ports, DP World in the UK can accommodate the world’s biggest ships both at DP World Southampton and at DP World London Gateway,” commented Ernst Schulze, UK Chief Executive Officer, DP World.

He added, “The HMM Oslo joins around 200 other container ships that have called at DP World Southampton during the lockdown since March, keeping essential food, fuel and medicines flowing to sustain the country.”

“The deployment of these Megamax-24 vessels is a major milestone for HMM, and we are delighted that the first of these to call at Southampton, the HMM Oslo, has arrived this week (26 June),”said Peter Livey, Managing Director (Gt. Britain),HMM.

“These Megamax-24 ships are ground-breaking, not just in their size, but in world leading environmental performance too.  Their optimised hull design and highly energy-efficient engines make a significant leap forward in reducing CO2 and other emissions.  It’s all part of our long-term goal to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across our container fleet by 2050.