OOCL Hong Kong Achieves Guinness World Record

OOCL Hong Kong has officially been recorded as the world’s biggest container ship at 21,413 TEU by Guinness World Records, the first container ship in the world to exceed the 21,000 TEU mark.

On Friday, OOCL named the third in its line of six 21,413 TEU class container ships OOCL Japan at Samsung Heavy Industries. Like OOCL Hong Kong, OOCL Japan will serve the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and her port rotation will be: Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Yantian / Singapore / via Suez Canal / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Gdansk / Wilhelmshaven / Felixstowe / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian / Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.

Last month, the second in line was named OOCL Germany. The vessel will also be serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service. The sister vessels are 48 percent better than baseline Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirement set by the IMO for 2025.