When you look at the size of the largest shipping container in the world, you’ll find a lot of different things. There’s the OOCL Hong Kong, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the Antoine De Saint Exupery, and the COSCO Shipping Universe. But which one is truly the biggest? Let’s explore the different dimensions of these vessels to see if they really do hold the record for largest shipping container.
OOCL Hong Kong
On 25 July, OOCL Hong Kong made her maiden call at the Port of Hong Kong. It is one of the world’s largest shipping container pool shipping container ships, with a capacity of 21,413 TEU. The company’s deep roots in Asia’s World City were celebrated at the reception on board the OOCL Hong Kong. Here are some facts about the OOCL Hong Kong. Here are some of interesting facts.
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin
A ship as big as three football fields is sailing to Oakland, California, on the first leg of a new Trans-Pacific trade route. The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, a 200,000-ton container ship, docked at the Oakland port on Saturday, and longshoremen began unloading its cargo containers. The ship will return to Asia on Monday and is expected to dock in Seattle several times during its journey.
Antoine De Saint Exupery
The new flagship of CMA CGM, the Antoine De Saint Exupery, has been named the world’s largest containership. The containership, which is 400 meters long and 59 meters wide, can carry around 20,600 TEU of cargo. It is the largest containership to fly the French flag and will enter service on 6 February. It will operate on CMA CGM’s FAL 1 service.
COSCO Shipping Universe
The COSCO Shipping Universe is one of the largest container ships in the world. With an overall length of 400 meters and a beam of 58.6 meters, it is capable of carrying up to 21,237 TEUs and has a design speed of 22 knots. It is also equipped with ABB Turbochargers which allow it to reach such speeds. It is the first ship of its class to achieve this level of speed.
The MSC Gulsun is the world’s largest shipping container. It is 400 metres long and 60 metres wide, and has a capacity of 23,756 TEU. The MSC fleet is making a conscious effort to reduce its carbon footprint, and a larger ship will emit less CO2 per TEU. This will help reduce the global warming potential of the shipping industry, and is good news for the environment.
The MOL Triumph is the largest shipping container ever delivered to a liner. The ship is over 400 meters long, with a beam of 58 meters. It is the first megaship of its class to surpass the 20,000 TEU mark. The ship is based in South Korea, and was built by Samsung Heavy Industries. It was named at a ceremony in the shipyard on March 15.
CIMC is one of the largest shipping container companies in the world. Based in Shenzhen, China, the company is a major supplier of logistics and energy equipment. Its subsidiaries in the real estate industry and road transport vehicles round out its product offering. As of 2015, the company has over 64,000 employees and operates in nearly 20 countries. This growth means that the company is expected to remain one of the world’s leading shipping container companies.