The first of China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) five high capacity vessels was delivered to the carrier at the end of November. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. (HHI) of South Korea, and flying the flag of Hong Kong, CSCL Globe takes the title as the world’s largest container vessel. Measuring 400 metres long and 58.6 metres wide, she will have the ability to carry 19,100 TEUs. Power will be supplied by a massive MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type low-speed main engine rated at 77,200 hp that is electronically controlled to enhance fuel efficiency by automatically controlling fuel consumption according to the ship’s speed and sea conditions. This will enable the containership to consume 20 per cent less fuel per TEU in comparison with 10,000 TEU-capacity vessels.

The CSCL Globe naming ceremony was attended by Xu Li Rong, Chairman of China Shipping Group; Zhao Hong Zhou, Managing Director of CSCL; Qiu Guo Hong, Chinese Ambassador to Korea; Choi Kil-seon, Chairman and CEO of HHI. The ship was named CSCL Globe by He Li Jun, the spouse of Mr. Xu.

CSCL will take delivery of four sister vessels, CSCL Pacific Ocean, CSCL Atlantic Ocean, CSCL Indian Ocean and CSCL Arctic Ocean in the first quarter of 2015, following which they will be deployed on the Asia to Europe trade lane.