Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co Ltd, based in Shanghai, has successfully delivered the largest container ship in the world to Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.
The vessel has a capacity of 24,116 TEUs and measures 399.99 m lengthwise and 61.5 m breadthwise. The MSC Tessa is a mega boxship and is the first of the 24,116 TEU container ships ordered by MSC.
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The successful completion of this vessel, which broke the earlier record and became the world’s biggest container ship by capacity, would firmly consolidate the position of Chinese Ship construction companies in building ultra-large container ships.
It was designed solely by Hudong-Zhonghua and has interesting features. It is considered eco-friendly, with high efficiency and low energy consumption. It also boasts excellent safety features.
The other three ships ordered by MSC are still being built at Hudong-Zhonghua’s shipyards and will be delivered by August.
Reference: cgtn news, Chinadaily
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