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World’s Largest Container Vessel Calls at HIT
Article Date: 15/04/2017

(Hong Kong, 15 April 2017) The world’s largest container vessel in service, MOL TRIUMPH called at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) today during her maiden voyage.

With a capacity of 20,170 TEU, MOL TRIUMPH measures 400 metres long and 58.8 metres wide. The new vessel is equipped with new sustainable technologies to provide more efficient fuel consumption and improved environmental performance.

Built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., MOL TRIUMPH is the first of six 20,000 TEU-class container vessels of Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL). It will be deployed for Asia-Europe trade via THE Alliance’s FE2 service.

Celebrating the call of MOL TRIUMPH, HIT's Managing Director, Mr Gerry Yim, said, "The fact that the world’s largest container vessel called at HIT on her maiden voyage signifies Hong Kong’s prominence in the global maritime industry. At the same time, it reflects MOL’s confidence in HIT's capabilities and efficiency."

“Hong Kong has completed the dredging of its channel to 17 metres to better accommodate mega vessels.  HIT is therefore well positioned to meet the emerging needs of the cargo market with its capability to serve three such mega vessels simultaneously at our facilities. This capability has been made possible thanks to the co-management scheme for the 16 berths in Terminals 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at Kwai Tsing Container Port, which has been running since December 2016,” Mr Yim added.

“MOL would like to thank HIT and Transport and Housing Bureau on the momentous occasion of the deployment of the largest containership to the port of Hong Kong,” said Akihiko Ono, Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of Liner Division, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. “The increased deployment of our 20,000-TEU class containerships will help MOL foster stronger ties with our customers and play a historic role in the expansion of global trade.”

Professor Cheung Bing-leung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, welcomes the maiden call of MOL TRIUMPH at Hong Kong. “MOL TRIUMPH is at present the largest container vessel in service calling at the port of Hong Kong. Its call on our port carries significant meaning to us. With its strategic location, free port status, world-class infrastructure and world-renowned efficiency, Hong Kong is one of the most popular ports in the world.  Mega vessels are becoming a container shipping trend. Our newly-dredged approach channel with a navigation depth of 17 metres can accommodate mega vessels at all tides. We look forward to receiving more such vessels in the future.”

MOL TRIUMPH set sail from Tianjin Xingang on 4 April 2017 and has called at the ports of Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo before arriving in Hong Kong.  Her maiden voyage will also bring her to Yantian, Singapore, and onwards through the Suez Canal to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. She will call at Hong Kong again when routing back to Tianjin Xingang. 


MOL TRIUMPH with a capacity of 20,170 TEU berths at HIT.


MOL TRIUMPH, the world’s largest container vessel calls at HIT on her maiden voyage signifies Hong Kong’s prominence in the global maritime industry.


Mr. Gerry Yim (first row, sixth from right), Managing Director of HIT, Mr. Akihiko Ono (first row, sixth from left), Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of Liner Division, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Captain Yutaka Uno (first row, centre), Master of MOL TRIUMPH, Ms Joey Lam (first row, seventh from left), Commissioner for Maritime and Port Development and guests, jointly celebrate the maiden call of MOL TRIUMPH at HIT.

Mr. Gerry Yim (right) presents a souvenir to Captain Yutaka Uno (left).

Vessel Particulars of MOL TRIUMPH

Length                               400m
Breadth                              58.8m
Depth                                32.8m
Deadweight  tonnage          192,672 metric tonnes
Maximum capacity              20,170 TEU
Crew members                   26 persons
Berth at HIT                       0230 hours on 15 April 2017 to 1700 hours on 15 Apr 2017