World's largest container ship sets sail from Tianjin

2019-07-09 01:59:59 GMT2019-07-09 09:59:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
MSC Gulsun docks at the Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal in north China's Tianjin, July 8, 2019. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua) MSC Gulsun docks at the Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal in north China's Tianjin, July 8, 2019. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua)
Photo taken on July 8, 2019 shows the first container which will be loaded on MSC Gulsun in north China's Tianjin. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua) Photo taken on July 8, 2019 shows the first container which will be loaded on MSC Gulsun in north China's Tianjin. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua)
MSC Gulsun docks at the Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal in north China's Tianjin, July 8, 2019. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuqi) MSC Gulsun docks at the Tianjin Port Pacific International Container Terminal in north China's Tianjin, July 8, 2019. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuqi)
Photo taken on July 8, 2019 shows the driving cab of MSC Glusun in north China's Tianjin. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua) Photo taken on July 8, 2019 shows the driving cab of MSC Glusun in north China's Tianjin. MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe. (Xinhua/Mao Zhenhua)

TIANJIN, July 8 (Xinhua) -- MSC Gulsun, the world's largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China's port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe.

With a maximum load of 224,986.4 tonnes, MSC Gulsun is capable of transporting 23,756 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), according to Jonathan Zhu, managing director of Greater China for the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the operator of the ship.

The vessel is 399.9 meters long and 61.5 meters wide, and commissioned to arrive in northwestern Europe before passing through various ports, including Qingdao, Shanghai, Algeciras, Gdansk, Kaliningrad and Rotterdam.

The ship was built by Samsung Heavy Industries, the shipbuilding affiliate of Samsung Group of the Republic of Korea.

 

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