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Samsung Heavy Industries builds world's largest countainership

Samsung Heavy Industries builds world's largest countainership

The world’s largest containership is ready to be delivered to the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) from South Korea last week.

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Samsung Heavy was the first shipbuilder to produce a container ship with a capacity of over 20,000 TEU after it won an order from Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to build four 20,100-TEU vessels in 2015.

Named MSC Gulsun, the 400-meter-long containership was delivered three weeks ahead of schedule, according to Samsung Heavy.

With a width of 61.5 meters and a height of 33.2 meters, the unit can carry 23,756 20ft containers and represents the largest vessel built for the container shipping industry to date.

It is equipped with a next-generation smart dispensing system and exhaust gas cleaning systems.

 

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