HHI completes 19,000 TEU container, its largest ship yet

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HHI completes 19,000 TEU container, its largest ship yet

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) said on Tuesday that it has finished building its biggest ship yet, the first of five 19,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) container vessels it is constructing for China Shipping Container Lines.

HHI began construction in January after being contracted by the Chinese company last year.

The company said it dubbed the vessel “CSCL Globe” in Tuesday’s naming ceremony at its headquarters in Ulsan, South Gyeongsang. The Globe is 400 meters (1,312.3 feet) long, 58.6 meters wide, 30.5 meters high and can carry 19,000 TEUs. The company won the world’s first order to build a container vessel bigger than 10,000 TEUs in 2005. It has been leading in developing large container vessels since then.

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