Thursday, August 11, 2016

Largest container ship of world (April '18) - OOCL Hong Kong

OOCL Hong Kong
OOCL Hong Kong is the largest container ship yet built, and the third container ship to surpass the 20,000 Twenty-foot equivalent unit threshold.    Wikipedia
Length400 m
Capacity21,413 TEU
Yard numberSN2172
Draught16.00 m (52.49 ft)
PropulsionDiesel engine Two shafts, fixed pitch propellers
Installed power1 × MAN B&W 11G95ME-C (1 × 75,570 kW)
Port of registryHong Kong
Dead Weight Tonnage 1,91,422 T
Gross Tonnage 2,10,890 T


Deadweight tonnage (also known as deadweight; abbreviated to DWTD.W.T.d.w.t., or dwt) or tonsdeadweight (TDW) is a measure of how much weight a ship can carry, not its weight, empty or in any degree of load. DWT is the sum of the weights of cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew.
Gross tonnage (often abbreviated as GT, G.T. or gt) is a nonlinear measure of a ship's overall internal volume. 
This is the greatest container ship of the world as of April '18 capable of carrying 21,413 TEUs ..

Container ships get built and on a yearly basis, new and large capacity ships get built. Till end of 2016, it was MSC Oscar, but it has been replaced by OOCL Hong Kong in 2018.
MSC Oscar, and sister ships MSC Zoe and MSC Oliver, are large container ships. Christened on 8 January 2015, MSC Oscar was recognised as the largest container ship in the world; until then CSCL Globe ... Wikipedia
  • Length395 m
  • Draft16 m
  • OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company
  • BuilderDaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering
  • Cost : $135 million
  • Crew Strength : 35
  • Named after Oscar, son of Diego Aponte, president and chief executive officer of MSC
  • Deck is the size of four football pitches
  • Draught (distance between bottom of hull and the boat's waterline) is 50ft (16m)
  • Could carry 1.15 million washing machines



Info reg the classification of container ships from Ultra Large Container Vessels to small feeder vessels.

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