News Release

14th November 2012

Maiden Call of World’s Largest Container Vessel at HIT


The world’s largest container vessel, CMA CGM Marco Polo, made its maiden call at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) yesterday. Capable of carrying up to 16,020 TEU, it is the largest container vessel to ever call in Hong Kong. Its decision to berth at HIT is testament to the terminal’s world-class efficiency and capability in handling mega-vessels, further cementing its position as an industry leader.

The Marco Polo belongs to French transport giant CMA CGM and is the largest container vessel in the world. It is 396 metres long (approximately the length of four standard soccer fields) and 53.6 metres wide. The vessel will operate on the French Asia Line connecting Asia and Northern Europe. After departing HIT, it will call at Chiwan, Yantian, Port Kelang, Tanger, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Khor Al Fakkan, Jebel Ali and Ningbo.