World’s Largest Container Ship Is Too Big For U.S.


The world’s largest container ship if tipped up on its end, would be taller than London’s Shard skyscraper.


Name:MSC Oscar
Owner:Mediterranean Shipping Company
Operator:Mediterranean Shipping Company
Port of registry:Panama Panama[1]
Builder:Daewoo Shipbuilding

& Marine Engineering (DSME)

Cost:Over 200 million
Identification:IMO number: 9703291[1]

General characteristics

Type:Container ship
Tonnage:197,362 DWT
Length:395.4 m (1,297 ft)
Beam:59 m (194 ft)
Ice class:none
Installed power:MAN B&W 11S90ME-C two-stroke diesel engine; output: 62.5 MW (83,800 hp)[2]
Propulsion:Single five-blade propeller; blade length: 10.5 m (34 ft)[2]
Speed:22.8 kn (42.2 km/h; 26.2 mph)[3][4]
Capacity:19,224 TEU
Crew:Max 35[3]

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