Biggest container ship to call at DP World Southampton
Steve Wyeth, Director of SDW couldn’t resist a cycle down to Marchwood to have a sneaky peak of HMM Oslo, which is the biggest ship to call at DP World Southampton, he also took a few pics to😀
Here is some information on the vessel from DPWS:
The HMM Oslo, the biggest vessel ever to call at DP World Southampton, arrived in the early hours of Friday 26 June at the end of her maiden voyage to the UK.
A new class of container ship, at 399.9m, HMM Oslo is longer than The Shard is tall. She is 61.5m wide and has a capacity of 23,820 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units).
Last week her sister ship, The HMM Algeciras, docked at DP World’s sister port London Gateway in Essex.
These vessels are part of a series of 12 HMM Megamax-24 vessels ordered in 2018 from Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine and Engineering (DSME, 7 ships), and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI, 5 ships).
The capacities of the two variants are slightly different, with 23,964 TEU for the DSME ships (HMM Algeciras class), and 23,820 TEU for the Samsung ships (HMM Oslo class). The HMM Oslo was built by SHI; the HMM Algeciras by DSME so the Algeciras is slightly larger.
She arrived at Southampton from South Korea having called at ports in China, Singapore and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
DP World Southampton welcomed the captain of the HMM Oslo with a maiden call plaque at a small, socially-distant presentation on the quayside.
She will depart DP World Southampton on Saturday 27 June carrying British exports on her return journey home, via France, Germany, The Netherlands and Singapore.