Samsung Heavy Industries delivered the largest containership to the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) from South Korea. The vessel is the first of the six 23,000 TEU-class vessels that MSC ordered in 2017.
The vessel is named ‘MSC Gulsun’ and is 400-metres long. The containership is equipped with exhaust gas cleaning system, to enable it to continue burning high-sulphur bunker fuel after January 2020 when the IMO global regulation will require bunker fuel sulphur content to be capped at 0.5%.
With a width of 61.5 meters and a height of 33.2 meters, the unit can carry 23,756 20ft containers and represents the largest vessel built for the container shipping industry to date.
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