World’s Largest Container Ship Docks at Greece’s Piraeus

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  • COSCO Shipping Pisces with a 20,000 TEU docked at Greece’s Piraeus port.
  • Comprises of environmental-friendly features including shore-power system, ballast water management systems and low fuel and energy consumption.
  • The system allows one-man bridge operation, securing COSCO Shipping Pisces a spot in the new generation of “smart ships”.

On February 15, COSCO Shipping Pisces, one the world’s largest container ships with a capacity of 20,000 TEU, docked at Greece’s Piraeus port after sailing nearly a month from China, reports Xinhua.net

Vessel Specs

This is the vessel’s maiden voyage since it was delivered on January 15 this year. The ship is 400 meters long, nearly 60 meters wide, 71 meters high and has a design speed of 22.5 knots/hour.

According to Captain Xu Dexiang, Pisces is the tenth of COSCO Shipping’s Constellation series of vessels, all named after the 12 constellations in the zodiac family. The management from the Piraeus Container Terminal presented a souvenir to the captain of Pisces, wishing the future journey of this ocean-going ship to be safe and smooth.

Environmental-friendly and intelligent management

According to the captain, the containership boasts numerous environmental-friendly features including shore-power system, ballast water management systems and low fuel and energy consumption.

Furthermore, the ship is equipped with intelligent energy efficiency management system aimed at monitoring and management of consumption of fuel, energy, and ship speed optimization. The system allows for one-man bridge operation, securing COSCO Shipping Pisces a spot in the new generation of “smart ships”.

The ship will dock at Piraeus for 24 hours before starting its trip to the port of Antwerp in Belgium.

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Source: Xinhuanet

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