Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) has built and delivered the largest container vessel in the world, MSC Tessa, to Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
The new ship has a container capacity of 24,116TEUs and is the first of four same-size container ships purchased by the largest container line in the world.
According to Hudong-Zhonghua, a unit of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), the vessel is currently the world’s largest boxship in terms of TEU capacity.
The mega container vessel measures 399.99m in length and 61.5m in width.
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group reported that the second vessel on order from the series has completed sea trials and that the other two sister vessels are also under construction.
All the remaining boxships are expected to be delivered before August 2023.