The Port of Hamburg was one of those called by one of the world’s largest containerships during her maiden voyage. With her slot capacity of 21,237 TEU, the ‘Cosco Shipping Universe’ set a fresh record in the Hanseatic City.
The ULCS - Ultra Large Container Ship - berthed at HHLA’s Tollerort Terminal towards 22:30 on 19 July, sailing again on Sunday, 22 July night. With a length of 400 metres, width of 59 metres, drawing 18 metres and reaching up to 22 knots, the newbuild operates in liner service along the maritime Silk Road between Europe & Asia.
The ‘Cosco Shipping Universe’ is one of a class of six 21,000-TEU containerships, or ULCSs, being built for COSCO Shipping Lines Co. Ltd.