HHI completes world’s largest containership

19 Nov 2014
'CSCL Globe' is said to be the world's largest containership at 19,000 teu. Photo: HHI

'CSCL Globe' is said to be the world's largest containership at 19,000 teu. Photo: HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has completed what it says is the world’s largest containership – the first of five 19,000 teu containerships for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).

The vessel, which was recently named CSCL Globe, measures 400m in length, 58.6m in width and 30.5m in depth. It will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop after being handed over to the owner later this month.

It features a 77,200 bhp electronically-controlled main engine which HHI says will enhance fuel efficiency by automatically controlling fuel consumption according to the ship’s speed and sea conditions. With the installation of the high efficiency engine, the containership is expected to burn 20% less fuel per teu compared to 10,000 teu containerships.

HHI says it built the world’s first 10,000 teu containerships in 2010 and since then has built 82 of this capacity or greater, which it believes to be more than any other shipyard, anywhere.

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