The world's largest container ship joins the Panamanian flag registry

By Elida Moreno

The new largest container ship in the world HMM ALGECIRAS with capacity for 23,964 Yours, and that it exceeds the capacity of the new locks in the Panama Canal, joined the Panama ship registry, announced in a statement the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The mega boat with capacity for 23,964 YOURS or containers of 20 pies, that you will not be able to transit through the Panama Canal, since it exceeds the dimensions of the new locks it will be used in the Far East Europe service 4 (FE4), one of the trade routes linking north Asia with Europe of the group The Alliance (alliance of various shipping companies).

The HMM ALGECIRAS joins the fleet of 18 vessels with the Panamanian flag included among the 24 largest ships in the world; according to the established list the 19 February 2020 by IHS Markit, said the AMP.

The world's first eleven largest container ships are also registered in Panama and HMM Algeciras will top the list, added the government entity.

“It is an honor for the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and our Ship Registry, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that affects the world economy, having been chosen by HMM to fly the flag of Panama ”, said the administrator of the AMP and Minister of Maritime Affairs, Noriel Araúz.

He added that the inclusion of the container ship amid the global health crisis "adds an important milestone in our history of registering large ships”.

The boat was launched on 23 April 2020 during a ceremony chaired by South Korean President Moon Jae-In.

Currently, Panama has the largest ship registration registry in the world with some 8 thousand boats followed by Liberia and the Marshall Islands.

According to official figures cited by the AMP until November 2019, the Panama Ship Registry moved 218 millions of gross log tons (GRT) with 8 thousand 010 flag ships.