Top 10 Largest Container Ship In The world (2020)

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Top 10 Largest Container Ship in the World

This article contains the updated list of 10 Largest Container Ship In the World.

The shipping Industry is  leading the edge of international Trade and Global trade as well. As per the International Chamber of Shipping, the number of merchant shipping vessels around the globe accounts for more than 60,000.

largest container ship in the world

There are various types of ships like container ships, Oil tankers, chemical tankers, Gas Tankers etc. depending on the type of cargo they Carry.

Here one important thing to understand is that shipping industry accounts for the 90% of thew world’s trade that’s only possible because of it’s carrying capacity. The ships are able to carry huge amount from one place to another around the globe. And that is the reason that we have curiosity to know the 10 largest container ships which are found globally.

Container Ships are the type of merchant vessel in which the cargo is transferred in a closed box like structures known as containers. The size of these boxes depends on the type of ship and the manufacturing unit of the ship. If we broadly categorize the container ships according to their size then it can be divide into 7 types of container ships.

  1. Small feeder
  2. Feeder
  3. Feedermax
  4. Panamax
  5. Post Panamax
  6. New Panamax
  7. Ultra Large Container Vessel

In this article we are going to find out the Top 10 Largest container ship in the world according to their carrying capacity.

1. HMM Algeciras

HMM Algeciras, largest container ship in the world

HMM Algeciras top the list of Top 10 biggest container ship in the world with having a carrying capacity of 23,964 TEU. Belonging to the South Korean Company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), it has Gross Tonnage of 22,283 and deadweight of 232,606.

The ship is 399.90m Long, and 61m wide  with draft of 16.525m. It came into service on 24th April 2020. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries. It runs on a propulsion engine of MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine registered under the flag of Panama.

Place of Built- GEOJE

IMO No- 9863297

2. HMM Oslo

HMM Oslo, largest container ship in the world

The second biggest container ship in the world also comes from the South Korean Company Hyundai Merchant Marine, HMM Oslo which is having a carrying capacity of  23,820 TEU.

Registered under the flag of Panama it has gross tonnage of 232,311 and deadweight of 229,039. It is 399.90m in length, 61.5m wide and having a draft of 16.525m. It is manufactured by Samsung Heavy Industries and came into service in May 2020.

Ship Builder – Samsung Heavy Industries

Place of Built – GEOJE

Date of Built – 08th May 2020

IMO No – 9868326

3. MSC Gulsun

MSC Gulsun

The Third largest container ship of the world is MSC Gulsun manufactured by Samsung heavy Industries. The manufacturing completed in 2019 and at the time of launch it was the world’s largest container ship in the world but now with the development of HMM Algeciras and HMM Oslo it has moved to third position.

MSC Gulsun is registered under the flag of Panama. It is 399.90m in length, 61.5m wide and draft of 16.5m. It has carrying capacity of 23,756 TEU and is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a container shipping company based in Geneva Switzerland. The cargo system is designed by MacGregor International AB.

Place of Built – South Korea

Date of Built – 09th March 2019

IMO No – 9839430

4. MSC Mina

MSC Mina

The Fourth largest container ship in the world is MSC Mina again manufactured by Samsung Heavy Industries and belongs to Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). MSC Mina is registered under the flag of Panama.

It is 399.80m long, 61.0 m in width, and draft of 14.4m . It has carrying capacity of 23,656 TEU and gross tonnage of 228,741. It was also built in the year 2019. The deadweight  is 224,983 and the structural design type is Monohull ship.

Year of Built – 2019

IMO No – 9839260

5. CMA CGM Jacques Saade

CMA CGM Jacques Saade, world's largest container ship

The fifth position is occupied by CMA CGM Jacques Saade built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in Jiangnan Shipyard in completed in 2020. It belongs to the Jacques Saade class which is a group of nine large container ships. It has the carrying capacity of 23,112 TEU and gross tonnage of 236,583.

It is 399.90m in length, 61.3m wide and draft of 16m. It is registered under the French Flag and is operated by French shipping Company CMA CGM which is also the fourth largest shipping group in the world operating on 200 shipping routes.

Year of Built – 2020

IMO No – 9839179

6. OOCL Hong Kong

OOCL Hong Kong, world's largest container ship

The sixth largest container ship in the world is OOCL Hong Kong built by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje and christened on 12 May 2017. When it was delivered in 2017, it was the world’s largest container ship at that time and also the first ship which surpassed the 21,000 TEU.

OOCL Hong Kong has the carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU and a gross tonnage of 210,890. It is 399.90 m in length, 28.80 m wide and draft of 16 m . It is owned by Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) and is registered under the port of Hong Kong.

Year of Built – 2017

Builder – Samsung Heavy Industries

IMO No – 9776171

7. COSCO Shipping Universe

COSCO Shipping Universe

The seventh largest Container ship in the world is COSCO Shipping Universe  build by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding in Jiangnan shipyard. It is a member of Universe class which is a series of 6 Container ships.

It has the carrying capacity of 21,237 TEU and gross tonnage of 215,553. It is 399.90 m long, 58.60m wide and having draft of 16 m . It came into service in 2018 and is still in service operating under COSCO Shipping Lines (China Ocean Shipping Company Limited)  Which is a Chinese multinational Transportation service.

The ship was delivered to the company on 12 June 2018 and registered under the port of Hong Kong. To optimize its performance it has been equipped with ABB Turbochargers and thus is able to achieve a speed of 22 Nautical miles per hour.

Year of Built – 2018

Built By – Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding

IMO No – 9795610

8. CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery

CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery

The 8th position for the largest container ship is occupied by CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines and came into service in 2018. It is operated by The French shipping company CMA CGM and registered under the port of France.

It has a huge carrying capacity of 20,954 TEU and a gross tonnage of 219,277. It is 400.00 m in length, 59.0 m wide having a draft of 16m. This ship is powered by Winterthur Gas & diesel Model which is a low speed diesel engine. It can have speed up to 22 knots. This ship is registered under the port of France.

It is made taking into consideration of proper pollution measures with a new generation engine and becker-twisted Fin which helps in reducing the oil consumption by 25 % and also reduction in carbon di-oxide emissions by 4%. Also fitted with Filters and UV Lamps to treat Ballast Water.

Year of Built – 2018

Built By – Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines

IMO No – 9776418

9. Madrid Maersk

Madrid Maersk, largest container ship in the world

The Madrid Maersk is the ninth Largest container ship in the world built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and is registered under the port of Denmark. When it was launched in 2017 it was the largest container ship but then shortly surpassed by the launching of OOCL Hong Kong.

It was the first ship of Second Generation Maersk Triple E-Class containers out of the 11 ships under the same category .It has carrying capacity of 20,568 TEU and gross tonnage of 214,286. It is 399.00m in length, 58.6 m wide and draft of 16.5 m.

It has deadweight of 206,000 and has two shafts, fixed pitch propellers for its smooth propulsion. It is operated by A.P Moller Maersk Group.

Year of Built – 2017

Built By – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

IMO No – 9778791

10. Ever Golden

Ever Golden, largest container ship in the world

The last but not the least of biggest Container ships is Ever Golden Built by Imabari Shipbuilding and is registered under the flag of Panama. It has carrying capacity of 20,124 TEU and gross tonnage of 217,612.

It has length of 400.00 m, 58.8 m wide and draft of  16m. It is operated by Evergreen Marine which is a Taiwanese Transportation and Shipping Company headquartered in Luzhu district, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

This ship is at the top of Golden class which is a series of 11 container ships built for Evergreen Marine. It was built with scrubbers already installed on it.

Year of Built – 2018

Built By – Imabari Shipbuilding

IMO No – 9811012

This is the list of world’s largest container ship. With the manufacturing of such huge ships with enormous load and cargo carrying capacity the transportation of large quantity has been possible thereby saving the Time and Money both. There are still manufacturing going on to beat these records and ease the transportation.

 

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