Port of Antwerp’s largest containership record set to topple three times in a month


Less than a week after 24,116 TEU container ship MSC Tessa became the first ship over 24,000 TEU in capacity to call Port of Antwerp-Bruges on 20 April, the 24,118 TEU OOCL Spain is set to wrest the title of largest boxship caller at the port on April 26.

That record will only stand for a month because around 26 May the 24,346 TEU MSC Loreto is due to sail into Antwerp.

MSC Loreto is not only the largest ship ever to call at the port, it is also currently the largest container ship in the world, a title it shares with its sister ship MSC Irina.