Imagine the Empire State Building laid on its side. The newly christened HMM Algeciras is more than 60 feet longer than the New York City landmark is tall. A walk around the world’s largest container ship would be about half a mile.
A naming ceremony was held Thursday for the HMM Algeciras, which has a capacity of 24,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), at a Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The Algeciras is scheduled to depart from Qingdao, China, on its maiden voyage Monday.