Two of the largest container vessels in the world were undocked at a shipyard based in Taixing City, Jiangsu Province of East China, per the builder named Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Each boasts a capacity of approximately 24,346 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). These two container vessels have hit a new record in the top construction field of ultra-large container ships worldwide.
The vessels measure 399.99 meters in length, about 61.3 meters in width, and have a deck area spanning 24,000 square meters, which equals 3.5 standard football fields.
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The two vessels are expected to be delivered to the ship-owner in February 2023 on completing sea trials and follow-up outfitting. The remaining four are expected to be delivered later in the same year.
Ultra-large container vessels refer to those that boast a nominal container capacity of about 10,000 TEUs or higher.
The shipbuilding industry in China continues to lead in the first three quarters in international market share. Here, the container ships exceeding 10,000 TEUs reportedly accounted for 51.7% of the global market, per data released Thursday by the Ministry of Industry and Information.
References: The Global Herald