Samsung Builds World’s Largest Containership

 15 Mar 2017 11.25am

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has broken the world record for building the largest continership surpassing 20,000 TEU.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' (MOL) Triumph (pictured) is 400 metres in length, has a width of 58.8 metres, and a depth of 32.8 metres, classing it as an Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS) as it can transport 20,150 containers.

Triumph will be delivered in March 27, 2017, to MOL after the finishing preparations are made for its maiden voyage.

MOL currently ranks 12 for TEU on Alphaliner's global carrier line list.

SHI held a naming ceremony for the first of four 20,150 TEU containerships, ordered from Japan's  MOL in February 2015, in Geoje shipyard on March 15, 2017.

The event saw 90 representatives from both SHI and MOL, including SHI CEO Dae-Young Park and MOL CEO Junichiro Ikeda, witness the naming of MOL Triumph.

The eco-friendly ship boasts an array of energy-saving equipments designed by SHI including propeller, rudder valve, and stator.

SHI has been leading the market with operation-optimized hull design and record-breaking containership size and expects to deliver 10 more 20,000 TEU containerships this year.

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