Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited, delivered the 4th ultra-large container ship with a capacity of 24,116 TEUs, named MSC CLAUDE GIRARDET, to the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC) at the Changxing Island Shipbuilding Base in Shanghai, on Sept 11.
Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. delivers 4th ultra-large container ship named MSC CLAUDE GIRARDET to the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A at the Changxing Island Shipbuilding Base in Shanghai, on Sept 11. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
This is the fourth vessel of the same type to be delivered and marks the delivery of all four 24,116 TEU ultra-large container ships built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd.to the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Designed independently by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co.,Ltd., the vessel has complete independent intellectual property rights and is registered with the DNV classification society.
The vessel is 399.99 meters in length, over 60 meters longer than the current largest aircraft carrier in the world, and 61.5 meters wide. The deck area is roughly the same as four standard soccer fields. With a depth of 33.2 meters and a maximum stacking capacity of 25 containers, equivalent to the height of a 22-story building, the ship can carry over 240,000 tons of cargo and load 24,116 standard containers in a single voyage.
This ship boasts a combination of features, including environmentally friendly, highly efficient, low in energy consumption, and economic safety, making it the latest design exemplar for ultra-large container ships globally.
With the delivery of MSC CLAUDE GIRARDET, it will further enhance the fleet strength of CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited and the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A, help increase competitiveness of shipping market, and achieve greater efficiency and benefits.
(Executive editor: Xie Yunxiao)