The world's largest ship floated out

MSC sets new vessel upsizing record

by Port News Editorial Staff

There seems to be no end to the vessel upsizing  race. If in early July Evergreen held  the record, when the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding delivered  the Ever Alot,  a 24,004 TEU container ship, MSC has now set a new record.

As of yesterday, the world’s largest container ship ever to be put to sea  officially belongs to Gian Luigi Aponte: the MSC Tessa. The vessel was floated out  just a few days ago  from the same shipyard that built  the Ever Alot.  The MSC Tessa is the  same size  as the Ever Alot. However, engineers have been  able to further optimize space, gaining an additional 112 TEUs, thus enabling her to have  a loading capacity of 24,116 TEUs.

The ship is expected to be  delivered by the end of the year, It  is the first of four new vessels that MSC has commissioned from the factory part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

Translation by Giles Foster

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