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World largest containership makes maiden voyage from Qingdao port

The world’s largest containership, the 24,000 teu HMM Algeciras, has made its maiden voyage from the Chinese port of Qingdao.

The boxship, 399.9 m length, 61.03 m beam and 33.2 m depth, has a deck area of over 24,000 sq m and has taken the crown of the world’s largest vessel of its kind.

The ship is headed to Busan carrying chemical, mechanical and electrical and non-staple food products after departing from Qingdao. Its port rotation also includes Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp and London.

Qingdao, is one of the biggest ports in North China, posted 5.04m teu container volume and 131.7m tons cargo throughput in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 2.1% and 2.5% year-on-year respectively.

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