Watch the world’s biggest container ship – CSCL Globe on its maiden call, coming alongside at the Port of Felixstowe.
China Shipping (Group) Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries co-held a new vessel naming and delivery ceremony in Ulsan, Korea to celebrate the formal operation of the second 19100TEU container ship CSCL PACIFIC OCEAN.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced the launch of their newest cargo ship MSC Oscar, which when launched in January 2015, will be the largest containership in the world with the capacity of 19,224 TEU.
CSCL Globe, the world’s largest containership and the first of a series of five 19,100 TEU containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013, has been named at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan, South Korea. All of the vessels in the series will be constructed to DNV GL class.
We are slowly approaching limits in ship size development due to stability factors and steel thickness requirements. Also, the ultra-large wide-beam vessels would be constrained by port and seaways limitations, such as crane outreach and drafts.
CSCL recently ran sea trials from 17-20 October on what is the world’s largest container ship. The 19,000-teu newbuilding is also noteworthy for being powered by what is, physically, the largest engine ever constructed – a low-speed MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced the naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013.
Bigger container ships are resulting in much greater peaks in container terminal activity. This, together with the ever larger combined volumes of bigger alliances, demands fewer, larger terminals in each port. Terminal operators are reacting by consolidating terminal layouts and ownership – and by working more closely together – but what are the consequences for their customers?
China Shipping Container Lines’ recent order for 5 x 18,400 teu vessels signals another round of vessel upsizing. For ports, the impact will be felt way beyond the Asia-Europe trade lane.