The world’s largest container ship, the OOCL Hong Kong, of 210,890gt and 21,413teu, made her maiden call at Felixstowe on June 21.
It marked the return of the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to the UK’s largest container port after a 17-year absence.
Clemence Cheng, chief executive of the Port of Felixstowe and managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe, said: “The port’s location close to the main shipping lanes and the ports of northern Europe makes it the first choice for the latest generation of ships.”
OOCL is part of the Ocean Alliance, operating between Asia and Europe. The OOCL Hong Kong, which is 1,312ft long and 192ft wide, was built by Samsung Heavy Industries at its yard in Geoje, South Korea, and she was named on May 12.
She began her maiden voyage from Shanaghai in May and the round-trip will take 77 days.