World Record Breaking Load On Board


Record  Number Of Containers On Board A Ship


DP World London Gateway Port has welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships carrying a recorded 18,601 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units).  The UASC owned Al Muraykh chose to call at DP World London Gateway to unload 3,800 containers.

The ship is one of the largest in the world measuring 400 metres in length.  The containers are loaded 11 storeys high above deck and 23 containers across the ship.

The vessel’s ability to transport large volumes of containers to the UK means the average CO2 output dropped 60% less than normal, making the transportation of goods more sustainable.  Mr. Waleed Al Dawood, Chief Operating Officer at UASC commented, “We are extremely proud to have achieved a world record breaking load on board Al Muraykh, the greenest vessel in the world and one of the largest in operation today”.

The ship left Malaysia’s Port Klang carrying the most ever shipping containers on board a vessel and arrived at DP World London Gateway Port as its first port of call in Europe.

Source: MHW Magazine