On Mar 27, the Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), of Tokyo, took delivery of the world’s largest container ship, the MOL Triumph, 192,672gt.
She is the first of four 20,150 teu ships being built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of South Korea at its Geoje yard. These four ships were ordered in February, 2015, as part of a deal for the construction of six 20,000 teu container ships, all for delivery this year.
Four were assigned to SHI, while the other two were ordered from MOL’s associated shipbuilder the Imabari Shipbuilding Co and have been chartered to the Japanese liner company Shoei Kisen Kaisha. All six vessels are due for delivery this year and will serve the Asia-Europe service.
The http://www.samsungshi.com/eng/ is 400m long with a breadth of 58.8m and the first steel was cut in January last year.