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World largest containership (19.000 TEU) belongs to China and was built in Korea

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:55 UTC
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World largest containership (19.000 TEU) belongs to China and was built in Korea World largest containership (19.000 TEU) belongs to China and was built in Korea

The world’s largest containership was named at a ceremony held by builder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) this week. Named CSCL Globe, it is the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), and takes the title of world’s largest containership from Maersk Line’s 18,000 teu Triple E class vessels.

 Measuring 400 meters in length, 58.6 meters in width and 30.5 meters in depth, CSCL Globe is as large as four soccer fields. She will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop after being handed over to the owner within this month.

The CSCL Globe will feature a 77,200 bhp electronically controlled main engine to enhance fuel efficiency by automatically controlling fuel consumption according to the ship’s speed and sea conditions.

The containership will burn 20% less fuel per TEU in comparison with the 10,000 TEU containerships, the builder said.

The CSCL Globe naming ceremony was attended by Xu Li Rong, chairman of China Shipping Group; Zhao Hong Zhou, managing director of CSCL; Qiu Guo Hong, Chinese ambassador to Korea; Choi Kil-seon, chairman and CEO of HHI and 150 other guests.

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  • Briton

    WOW big ship,

    apparently you could fit all of CFKs navy inside it, lol

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 01:07 pm 0
  • Vestige

    or every squatter.

    north by north east, aye capn. nyarr.

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 04:49 pm 0
  • ilsen

    That is an awfully lot of polyester clothing, shoddy electricals, badly-made cars and general cheap plastic tat for the Lat Am market.
    That is all you can find in Vnzla these days. Even the 'designer' stuff, (at 5x or 10x European prices is counterfeit shite from China, just slighty better than the other stuff but still fake....
    This is what Arg & Ven are getting in exchange for oil, land and massive, massive debt.
    These arrangements are riddled with corruption but the Chinese don't care about the bribes, normal business practice for them.
    Meanwhile the governments of Arg & Ven tell their people to celebrate.
    This is not going to end well.

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 10:38 pm 0
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