Maersk Signs $1.8B Deal With DSME


Note: To learn more about Containerships be sure to read the excellent book The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson Maersk Line, a unit in shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Tuesday it had ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co … [Read more...]

Watch: Parking a Triple-E at Felixstowe – Tug’s Perspective

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This two-part series comes to us from Shipping TV's Chris Gosling who was aboard the tug Svitzer Stanford for the maiden call of the Triple-E containership Matz Maersk at the Port of Felixstowe, April 4, 2015. The first video shows the indirect towing maneuver which helps to turn the vessel as it approaches Felixstowe. The second shows the berthing operation. Check it out: … [Read more...]

World’s Biggest Containership Title Shifts Monthly as Rates Fall

Delivered in November 2014, MSC Oscar has a nominal capacity of 19,224 TEUs. Photo courtesy DNV GL

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) -- This is how much size matters in the shipping industry: Bragging rights for the world’s largest container ship have changed hands four times in as many months - - and will soon shift again. With weak freight rates encouraging shipping lines to send as many goods as possible in a single voyage, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., the world’s … [Read more...]

CSCL Globe – Introducing the New World’s Largest Containership

CSCL Globe

Move over Triple-E's, there's a new big dog in town. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in Ulsan, South Korea has just named the new title-holder for the world’s largest containership; a 19,000 TEU giant for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) named CSCL Globe. CSCL Globe measures 400.0 m in length, 58.6 m in width and 30.5 m in depth, and will be deployed on the Asia-Europe … [Read more...]

Video: Life Aboard One of the Biggest Container Ships in the World

Triple-E nearly fully loaded departing Algeciras, Spain.  Photo courtesy Maersk Line

We saw a short clip of this video earlier this month along with a New York Times feature article, "Aboard a Cargo Colossus", so consider this the extended version with interviews with the captain and crew. The video offers a glimpse of what life is like aboard a Triple E containership, the MV Mary Maersk, which at 400 meters and with a capacity of 18,200 TEUs is one of the … [Read more...]