Record breaker: The world’s largest ship

 20 Nov 2014 10.08am

A new ship has taken the crown of the world’s largest containership, China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) ‘CSCL Globe’.

The 19,000 TEU vessel was ordered by CSCL in May, 2013 and it was constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea.

World's largest ship (Source: Forum-shiff)

The CSCL Globe was measures 400m in length, over 58m in width and 30.5m in depth, according to gCaptain, who also state the CSCL Globe will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop.

The new world record holder eclipses the Maersk’s Triple-E models, which have a TEU capacity of 18,000 and measure 400m long by 59m wide.

World's largest ship (Source: moryakukrainy livejournal)

Maersk Line has ordered 20 Triple-E vessels to be delivered by 2016, by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

The CSCL Globe will take over the title of world’s largest containership when it is delivered to CSCL.

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