A veritable "Triumph" for MOL
The Japanese shipping line MOL set a new record when it received the “MOL Triumph”, the world’s largest containership to date, from Samsung Heavy Industries on 27 March 2017. The vessel is the first of six sister ships, each with a capacity in excess of 20,000 teu.
The 400 m long “Triumph” has a 58.8 m beam and can carry exactly 20,170 teu. The leviathan will be deployed in THE Alliance’s Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service. The maiden voyage will take place not long after the start of THE Alliance´s operations in April 2017.
The port rotation will be Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. After the transit through the Suez Canal, calls will be made at the ports of Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre.
On the return leg, the “Triumph” will call Tangier and Jebel Ali. MOL is to take the delivery of the second 20,000 teu class vessel this May. (kd)