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Samsung builds the world`s first 20,150 TEU containership

[ March 24, 2017   //   ]

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has broken the record for building the largest containership surpassing 20,000 TEU. SHI held a naming ceremony on March 15 for the first of four 20,150 TEU containerships, ordered from Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) in February 2015.

The event, held in Geoje shipyard, gathered 90 from both SHI and MOL, including SHI CEO Dae-Young Park and MOL CEO Junichiro Ikeda, to witness the naming of ‘MOL Triumph.’

MOL Triumph is 400 meters in length, has a width of 58.8 meters, and a depth of 32.8 meters, classifying it as an Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS).

The eco-friendly ship boasts an array of energy-saving equipments designed by SHI including propeller, rudder valve, and stator.

SHI has been leading the market with operation-optimized hull design and record-breaking containership size. SHI is well known for world-class employees and class-leading R&D infrastructure including the world’s largest commercial towing tank in Daeduk R&D center.

Successful construction of the MOL Triumph is yet another proof of SHI’s technological excellence. MOL has hailed SHI’s performance for zero incident construction for 15 months since steel cutting in January 2016.

MOL Triumph will be delivered to MOL in March 27th after finishing preparation for maiden voyage.