HMM Nuri, one of eight new 16,000-TEU containerships to be delivered to HMM, was full to capacity on its first voyage.
On 6 April, HMM Nuri departed the Port of Singapore with 13,438 TEU on board.
HMM said considering the safety of vessel operations and cargo weight, the maximum loadable capacity of each 16,000 TEU ship stands at around 13,300 TEU on average.
HMM Nuri is to transit the Suez Canal en route to the Port of Rotterdam.
The vessel is deployed on the Far East Europe 4(FE4) service, operated by THE Alliance, following the port rotation of Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Suez Canal, Yantian, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Busan.
Over the past month, HMM deployed two 16,000 TEU containerships: HMM Nuri and HMM Gaon.
The company will take delivery of the remaining six vessels until June 2021.
HMM Gaon is currently sailing to the Port of Yantian, China.
Meanwhile, HMM’s 12 24,000-TEU containerships deployed on the Asia-North Europe trade lane have made a total of 37 voyages to date since April last year. HMM said the ships were full to capacity on 36 of those voyages.