The largest container ship on record has finally been completed by shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of South Korea, and the naming ceremony for the MOL Triumph took place recently, according to WorldMaritimeNews.com (http://tinyurl.com/SamTri). The ship is shown courtesy of SHI.
At 1,312 feet long, and 192 feet wide, the mega-boxship can carry 20,150 containers, more than any ship on the seas so far, and is the first of four being built by Samsung for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) in Japan.
It may be huge, but believe it or not, the ship is eco-friendly, and “boasts an array of energy-saving equipment.” And, this type of ship can reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container moved by around 50 percent, as compared to far smaller boxships.
Triumph, which will serve in the Asia-Europe area, will be delivered to MOL on March 27.
— Elleda Wilson