The 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe made its maiden call at the Port of Hamburg on Thursday as it continues its maiden voyage from China to Europe.
The CSCL Globe is the first of five similar ships being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, South Korea for China Shipping Container Lines and was delivered in November 2013.
Whether or not CSCL Globe is considered the world’s biggest cotainership by carrying capacity is up for debate. Last week, the MSC Oscar with a capacity of 19,224 TEUs was launched at the DSME shipyard also in South Korea, which would technically give it the title of world’s biggest. Regardless, CLSC Globe is massive, measuring 400 meters in length, 58.6m wide and 30.5m in depth.
Here’s a video from the Port of Hamburg on the CSCL Globe’s maiden call there: