Construction Starts on World’s Largest Container Ship

By Keith Henderson at May 24, 2012 07:53
Filed Under: Company News, General, Industry Events
This month saw the steel cutting ceremony of the first of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class of twenty ships at DSME Okpo shipyard, S.Korea: ordered last year, the first ships are scheduled for delivery next year. The ‘Triple-E’ class is estimated to produce 50 per cent less emissions than the industry average on the Asia-Europe route and 35 percent less fuel per container. The 165,000 dwt vessel has a LOA of 1,300 ft, beam of 194 ft and with a draft of 48 ft will be too deep to use the Panama Canal, but will be able to transit the Suez Canal. The top speed of 23 knots will allow a much lower propulsion power to be used and it is expected that twin MAN B&W G series of ultra long stroke two stroke, slow speed engines of around 32 MW each will be specified. [More]

18,000 TEU Container Ships

By Keith Henderson at December 09, 2010 07:04
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There have been several reports in the recent press about an imminent order for several 18,000 TEU container ships for Maersk, to be built by Daewoo in Korea. MAN B&W published a detailed paper Propulsion Trends in Container Vessels in 2004 on the subject of how big ships will grow and concluded that the size of 18,000 TEU is the most likely ceiling. This size of ship, sometimes referred to as Malacca-max would require a propulsion power of 103,000 kW. These vessels could be powered by a single or twin engine arrangement. [More]

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