Container ships play an extremely important role in the distribution of goods around the world. Given that they can carry up to 200,000 tons and have a capacity of more than 15,000 TEUs, shipping containers are no longer a significant barrier to trade around the world in order to expand the demand on all continents and across oceans. So now, which container ships are in the Top 10 Largest Container Ships in the World in terms of carrying capacity in TEU units, let’s take a look through the following article!
Ever Ace (23,992 TEUs)
Ever Ace This is the world’s largest container ship belonging to the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Line, which was put into operation in July.
With a capacity of up to 21,718 TEU, Ever Ace made its maiden voyage from China to the port of Hamburg in August. The global record for container shipping has been set as a result. Ever Aim and Ever Act, its sister ships, have already started operating. Additionally, the building of Ever Arm, Ever Alp, and Ever Art is currently underway, with the delivery of those vessels to Evergreen’s fleet anticipated for 2022.
HMM Algeciras (23,964 TEUs)
HMM AlgecirasHMM Algeciras belongs to the Korean carrier HMM and is built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Corporation (DSME). This ship was completed in April last year. After a month, this ship, which could carry up to 19,621 TEU, sailed on its first trip from China to Europe and made a port call in Rotterdam.
HMM Algeciras is the first in a series of large ships of the same capacity including HMM Copenhagen, HMM Dublin, HMM Gdansk, HMM Hamburg, HMM Le Havre and HMM Helsinki.
HMM Oslo (23,820 TEUs)
HMM Oslo, along with its sibling ships HMM Rotterdam, HMM Stockholm, HMM Southampton and HMM St Petersburg, are part of the container ships in a series of 12 Algeciras vessels, which differ only in their capacity of 144 ΤEU. They are built by SHI and will be added to HMM’s fleet in 2020.
With a capacity of 19,529 TEU, HMM St. Petersburg, the final of HMM’s 12 24,000 TEU container ships, set sail for Europe in September 2020 from Yantian port (China). In order to comply with the new IMO 2020 environmental requirements, all of the HMM ships mentioned above—including those with high-efficiency engines and improved hull designs—are outfitted with dust filtering devices.
MSC Gulsun (23.756 TEUs)
The MSC Gulsun is the first of several ships in the Gulsun family, all of which were built in 2019 at the SHI shipyard. In August of last year, this ship made her maiden voyage to Europe. It can transport 23,756 TEU, which is comparable to the carrying capacities of the MSC Samar, MSC Mia, MSC Febe, MSC Leni, and MSC Ambra.
The Gulsun family also includes ten additional container ships with a capacity of under 100 TEUs that were constructed at DSME, such as MSC Mina, MSC Isabella, MSC Arina, and MSC Sixin. Additionally, the MSC Michelle, MSC Nela, MSC Apolline, and MSC Amelia each have a capacity of 23,782 TEUs, while the MSC Diletta and MSC Allegra have a maximum capacity of 23,936 TEUs (according to MSC data).
The ships in the 23,000 TEU class are equipped with a variety of eco-friendly features, such as an IMO-approved hybrid exhaust cleaning system to reduce CO2 emissions, the use of low-sulfur fuel, or future adaptation to liquefied natural gas (LNG).
CMA CGM Jacques Saadé (23,112 TEUs)
This is the first 23,000 TEU class container ship in history to be powered by liquefied natural gas, was built in July 2018 at China State Shipbuilding Company (CSSC) in Shanghai and has been put into operation 2 years later. In September 2020, this ship joined the French Asia Line 1 (FAL1) transport route – one of the longest sea routes in the world connecting Asia with Northern Europe.
Referring to CMA CGM Jacques Saadé may also remember CMA CGM Champs Elysées, CMA CGM Palais Royal, CMA CGM Louvre, CMA CGM Rivoli, CMA CGM Montmartre, CMA CGM Concorde, CMA CGM Trocadero and CMA CGM Sorbonne as they are all certified. named from famous monuments in Paris. CMA CGM Sorbonne also joined the company’s fleet in early July.
OOCL Hong Kong (21,413 TEU)
Owned by Orient Overseas Container Line Company Limited (OOCL) based in Hong Kong. OOCL Hong Kong is currently the 6th largest container ship globally and the first in the world to surpass the 21,000 TEU mark.
Built at the SHI shipyard and delivered to OOCL’s fleet in 2017, OOCL Hong Kong is the first in a series of vessels comprising OOCL Germany, OOCL Japan, OOCL Scandinavia, OOCL UK and OOCL Indonesia. This ship has started its Asia-Europe trade on the LL1 route.
COSCO Shipping Universe (21,237 TEUs)
COSCO Shipping Universe is the first of six 21,000 TEU class ships, which broke the record for China’s largest cargo ship. The ship was completed in June 2018 by Jiangnan Shipyard Group in Shanghai and handed over to COSCO.
The ship went to European ports on the maiden voyage and started running a shipping route along the maritime Silk Road between Europe and Asia. ABB turbochargers are installed on COSCO Shipping Universe and other vessels. For sustainable transportation, COSCO Nebula, COSCO Galaxy, COSCO Star, COSCO Planet, and COSCO Solar have attained the highest levels of performance and fuel efficiency.
CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery (20,954 TEUs)
The 20,000 TEU cargo ship – CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery entered service in February 2018 on the FAL1 trade route.
The ship also has sibling ships, including the Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Philippines-built CMA CGM Jean Mermoz and CMA CGM Louis Bleriot, which use cutting-edge engines to lessen CO2 emissions.
Madrid Maersk (20,568 TEU)
This is the first container ship in a series of 11 ships of the second generation of Triple-E. Madrid Maersk was handed over to the Danish carrier in 2017 and was also deployed on the Eurasian network around the same time.
On April 27, 2017, Maersk’s largest container ship called at the Chinese port of Tianjin. Other ships such as Munich Maersk, Moscow Maersk, Milan Maersk, Monaco Maersk, Marseille Maersk, Manchester Maersk, Murcia Maersk, Manila Maersk, Mumbai Maersk and Maastricht Maersk were also built between 2017 and 2019.
MOL Truth (20,182 TEUs)
MOL Truth is the largest container ship built in Japan along with MOL Treasure. In 2017, SHI transferred the remaining ships, including the MOL Tribute, MOL Triumph, MOL Trust, and MOL Tradition, to Japanese shipping companies. Moreover, ONE Shipping Line has provided support for these vessels to operate on the Asia-Nordic routes that are a part of the alliance network THE Alliance.