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March 28, 2017 3:00 PM, EDT

Samsung Builds World's Largest Containership

Mitsui OSK Lines

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries set a new world record by completing the world’s largest containership, SHI and customer Mitsui OSK Lines said.

The MOL Triumph is 400 meters in length, has a width of 58.8 meters, and a depth of 32.8 meters, classing it as an Ultra Large Container Ship. The giant vessel has a capacity of 20,150 20-foot containers.

Triumph was delivered March 27 to MOL after the finishing preparations are made for its maiden voyage.

MOL ranks No. 14 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest global freight carriers.

SHI held a naming ceremony for the first of four 20,150-TEU containerships, which were ordered by MOL in February 2015.

The eco-friendly ship boasts an array of energy-saving equipment designed by SHI, including a high-tech propeller and rudder valve.

Including the MOL Triumph, SHI expects to deliver a total of 11 20,000-TEU containerships this year, the company said.

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