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August 30, 2019

World’s Largest Box Ship Visits Rotterdam

Pic: Port of Rotterdam

Pic: Port of Rotterdam

World’s largest container ship MSC Gülsün will visit port of Rotterdam. The ship will be calling on the APMT2 terminal at Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam on Tuesday, 3 September, between 2 and 3 p.m.

With a length of 400 meters and a width of 62 meters, this vessel has a capacity of 23,756 TEU (20-foot standard containers), making it the largest container ship in the world.

MSC Gülsün is the first vessel of its kind that can transport 24 containers side by side across the breadth of its hull.

Until recently, the 21,413-TEU OOCL HongKong, which was taken into service two years ago, ranked as the world’s largest container ship.

MSC Gulsun is 400 meter long and 61.5 meter wide ship can carry 23,756 standard containers (TEU), including 2,000 refrigerated containers. So far, the largest container ships accounted for around 23,000 TEU.