Former world's biggest ship, 20,170-TEU MOL Triumph, in Hong Kong

Once the world's biggest containership, the 20,170-TEU MOL Triumph, called at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) on her maiden voyage last week. But this week Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has taken the crown away with its new 20,568-TEUer, the Madrid Maersk.

Nonetheless, the 400-metre long, 58.8-metre wide MOL monster was queen for a day last week when it was greeted as the world's biggest by officials of the Hong Kong Housing and Transport Bureau as well as local representatives from Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and HIT managing director Gerry Yim.

"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 mega vessels simultaneously," Mr Yim said.

(Transport Weekly)