South Korea's HMM has claimed a new cargo record after the world's biggest boxship took on containers in Asian ports last week.

The giant 23,964-teu HMM Algeciras, delivered last month by South Korean shipbuilder DSME, is en route to Europe with 19,621 teu on board.

The shipowner said it had left Yantian in China on 8 May with the record haul, which beat the 19,574 boxes carried by MSC's 23,756-teu MSC Gulsun (built 2019).