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World gets a glimpse of the largest boxship ever built

World gets a glimpse of the largest boxship ever built

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The world got a glimpse of the world’s largest containership yesterday at the naming cermomy of the 20,150 teu MOL Triumph.

The giant 400 m long blue-hulled ship was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea and is the first of four Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) of Japan has ordered at the yard. The 58.8m wide vessel will be delivered to its owner on March 27.

Its reign as the world’s largest boxship will be brief however. Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has six massive ships nearing 21,000 teu in capacity due to deliver from the same yard starting later this year.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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5 Comments

  1. Barry
    March 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    What do you believe is going to happen to the office people, e.g. Logistic, import, export, port staffs, etc of NYK, MOL & K-Line when the three Japanese Container Line’s consolidated in April of 2018?

    Thank you,
    Barry

  2. CAPT J
    March 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    NICE – A REAL DISASTER IN THE WAITING.
    A COMPANY WHICH IS LOOSING MILLIONS, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS – IS BURNING MONEY ON THIS DUMB SIZE VESSELS.
    FOR WHAT – EGO ??????

    WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN, WHAT A WORLD ??

    BEST
    CAPT. JOLLY

  3. Sam Chambers
    Sam Chambers
    March 16, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    They will look for new jobs – i think i alluded to it in my year end round up at the end of December – job replication being enormous, etc

  4. George
    March 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    it was Maersk who made 3Es a matter of marketing in instagram, twitter and facebook…this is what happens if you mix hipster technologies with roughneck industries…
    strikes me that all these executive boards did not even consider utilisation factors and failed to grasp that savings are a direct function of those
    who remembers Sanco [over building] or Jahre Viking [size]?
    too much of a good thing and saturation sets in…

  5. Sam Chambers
    Sam Chambers
    March 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    “mix hipster technologies with roughneck industries” — George, as your humble editor, permission to steal this line one day?!!