The “biggest vessel ever” docked in Southampton last week

The “biggest vessel ever” docked in Southampton last week

Longer than the iconic Shard building in London, the HMM Oslo arrived in Southampton last Friday.

The container ship is a massive 399.9 metres long, and 61.5 metres wide, according to the Daily Echo.

After leaving South Korea, she called at ports in China, Singapore and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, before making her way to the Solent.

The ship’s captain was welcomed with a “small, socially distanced” ceremony as well as a maiden call plaque.

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

HMM Oslo left after one night to carry British exports on her return to South Korea, via France, Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore.

“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,” says Peter Livey, MD (UK) HMM.

“HMM vessels have used DP World Southampton for a number of years, and we are pleased that the biggest container ships in the world are now calling at DP World facilities in both Southampton and at DP World London Gateway.

“Ships of this size give us the capacity and flexibility to get our customers’ goods to the right place at the right time.”

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