Melbourne's biggest container ship

Article Date: 30/08/2018

The biggest container ship to visit Melbourne, OOCL Seoul, arrived at the port of Melbourne on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The ship is 325 m long and can carry 8063 TEU,  

View the Channel 9 news story of the ship's arrival and berthing at Webb Dock. The news item includes interviews with the Minister for Ports, Luke Donnellan, and Rachel Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM).

This successful arrival was the first of a series of trials for larger container ships at the port. It followed successful simulations and computer-based analyses that assessed whether these larger ships can safely navigate Port Phillip Heads and berth in Melbourne.

VPCM is responsible for safe navigation in Melbourne’s port waters.

Melbourne's biggest container ship