The new world’s biggest containership by carrying capacity, the MSC Oscar, was christened at the DSME shipyard in South Korea on Thursday.
MSC Oscar, built for Mediterranean Shipping Company, has the capacity to carry 19,224 TEU, just barely edging out the 19,100 TEU MV CSCL Globe and her four upcoming sister ships for the title of biggest – at least by TEU capacity – boxship.
MSC Oscar actually measures just 395.4 meters long, making it shorter than the 400 meter long CSCL Globe and also the 400 meter Maersk Triple-E’s, which can carry about 18,000 TEU. MSC Oscar’s beam measures 59 meters, similar to the Triple-E’s and wider than the 58.6 meter beam CSCL Globe.
MSC Oscar will join MSC’s Albatross service later this month, linking Asia to Northern Europe. A second vessel in the class is expected to be delivered in April.
The video below shows the ship under construction: