The world's largest containership was named at a ceremony held by builder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) this week.
The ship, named CSCL Globe, is the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), and takes the title of world's largest containership from Maersk Line's 18,000 teu Triple E class vessels.
Measuring 400 meters in length, 58.6 meters in width and 30.5 meters in depth, CSCL Globe is as large as four soccer fields. She will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop after being handed over to the owner within this month.
The CSCL Globe will feature a 77,200 bhp electronically controlled main engine to enhance fuel efficiency by automatically controlling fuel consumption according to the ship's speed and sea conditions. The containership will burn 20 percent less fuel per TEU in comparison with the 10,000 TEU containerships, the builder said.
The CSCL Globe naming ceremony was attended by Xu Li Rong, chairman of China Shipping Group; Zhao Hong Zhou, managing director of CSCL; Qiu Guo Hong, Chinese ambassador to Korea; Choi Kil-seon, chairman and CEO of HHI and 150 other guests.