PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2019
Not everyone believes that larger container ships make sense, but they sure do grab headlines.
The largest container ship in the world, MSC’s Gulsun departed Malaysia’s port of Tanjung Pelepas with 19,574 TEUs loaded on board.
The vessel also recently transited the Suez Canal setting another record there as it did.
The MSC Gülsün is the first container ship in the world to feature 24 rows across giving it up to 1,500 extra container capacity compared to the existing largest container vessels. The 202 foot wide (61.5 m) vessel is the first of 11 giant container ships that MSC is set to operate when they deliver from South Korea in the coming nine months.
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