First 19,000 teu leviathan named in Ulsan
On 18 November 2014, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership - the first of five 19,000 teu box carriers ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013.
The containership - as large as four soccer fields - is 400 m long, 58.6 m across the beam and has a height of 30.5 m. It was named "CSCL Globe" at the ceremony and it will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop after being handed over to the owner sometime this month.
The "CSCL Globe" features a 77,200 bhp electronically controlled main engine that enhances fuel efficiency by automatically adjusting fuel consumption according to the ship’s speed and sea conditions. Thanks to the high efficiency engine, the giant boxship will burn 20% less fuel per teu compared to the 10,000 teu containerships HHI built in 2010.