The largest container ship in the world

China's Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard is squeezing more slots onto its megamax designs to break new size records for container shipping


The largest container ship in the world the MSC Tessa has been floated out of its dock at Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard. Its total carrying capacity is 24,116 TEU. This was reported by China Central Television.

The 399.99 m long vessel is one of four Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has on order at the yard, which is part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

Containership size records have repeatedly been broken in recent years, climbing above the 20,000 teu mark for the first time in 2017. Boxships have more than tripled in size in terms of carrying capacity since the start of the century.

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From 2023, the CII thresholds and reduction requirements will take effect for all cargo, RoPax, and cruise vessels above 5,000 GT and trading internationally, as referred to in regulation 28 of MARPOL Annex VI. The CII ratings these limits will be reduced annually. Going forwards The Marine Digital advantage is that CII assessment is synchronized with SEEMP factor analysis. This will clearly show the potential for the fleet’s operational improvement.

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