JUST one week after OOCL Seoul became the largest container ship to visit Melbourne, that same record has been eclipsed.
The even larger Cosco Thailand (IMO 9448798) arrived at Victoria International Container Terminal in the early hours of Saturday (8 September), before departing the following afternoon at 3.45pm.
Cosco Thailand is a 101,200 DWT vessel, flagged in Hong Kong and launched in 2010.
According to the VesselTracking website, it has a TEU capacity of 8500.
VICT terminal operations and optimisation manager Paul Kelly presented chief officer Junjie Edusma with a plaque to mark the occasion.
Cosco Thailand is currently off northern New South Wales.