‘MSC Oscar’ tops the list as the largest container vessel in the world

'MSC Oscar' in the shipyard
'MSC Oscar' before delivery

The first Tripple-E container vessel of Maersk line named “Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller” delivered in June 2013, is no longer considered as the largest container vessel in the world. A new record has been created by the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), as they are going to launch the world’s largest new-built container vessel ‘MSC Oscar’ having container carrying capacity of 19244 TEUS, in their fleet by January, 2015. This exciting news was declared by the Company on December 16, 2014. It is an epoch-making event in the history of world maritime transportation industry.

MSC is the world’s second-largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity. It has been operating with a fleet strength of 471 container vessels with an intake capacity of 2,435,000 TEUS (As of end December 2014). This is an Italian Company with it’s operational activities controlled from Geneva. As a world leader in the global container shipping, it has access to integrated network of rail, road and sea transport resources for rendering services to the customer across the world.

‘MSC Oscar’, has been built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineeing , South Korea and classed by the Classification Society-‘ DNV GL’. The ship is registered in Panama and will be inducted into ‘Albatross service’ after her inauguration during January 2015. The  main particulars of the ship are as under:

Container carrying capacity   :  19,244 TEUS
Reefer cargo capacity             :  1800 FEUS
Dead weight Ton                    :  197,362 tonnes 
Draft                                       :   16 meter
LOA                                       :   395.4 meter
 Width                                     :    59 meter

MSC Oscar in the shipyard
'MSC Oscar' before delivery

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