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Top quality garnet abrasives for the world’s largest container ship – HMM Algeciras

The HMM Algeciras currently holds the title as the largest container ship in the world.

The ultra-large ship with 24000 TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity is also the world's most technologically advanced ship.

It is equipped with a scrubber system which is in compliance with IMO 2020 environmental regulation. In addition, the optimized hull design and highly-efficient engine are also expected to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

In June 2020, the vessel completed its maiden voyage after travelling from China via South Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium to the United Kingdom. The ship measures approximately 399.9m (1,312ft) long, 61.0m (200ft) wide and 33.2m (109ft) high with the capacity of carrying 23,964 container boxes.

According to our garnet distributor, JD Hawke Managing Director Dohoon Kim, abrasive blasting works on the vessel’s outer hull and weld joints were performed using GMA PremiumBlast™ garnet.

The HMM Algeciras’ is the first of twelve 24,000 TEU-class vessels ordered by South Korea ocean carrier HMM. The naming ceremony for the HMM Algeciras was held at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in Geoje, South Korea on 23 April 2020.



 TGEJAnthony-1By Julian Anthony, GMA Asia Pacific