THE world's largest container ship, the 24,000 TEU Ever Alot, designed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co, Ltd, a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has been delivered in Shanghai.
The Ever Alot is built with complete independent intellectual property rights and has a length of 399.99 metres, over 60 metres longer than the largest aircraft carrier in the world. The vessel is 61.5 metres wide with a deck area of 24,000 square metres, equivalent to 3.5 standard football fields.
With a cargo compartment of 33.2 metres deep, it can carry 240,000 tonnes of cargo packed in more than 24,000 standard containers at a time, a global high. The containers can be stacked to a maximum height equivalent to a 22-story building, reports the state-run English-language news channel based in Beijing, CGTN.
The vessel also features energy-saving designs. The shipbuilder has adopted the latest hydrodynamic optimisation technologies, allowing the vessel to carry heavy loads at high speed with low fuel consumption.
It will serve the route from the Far East to Europe after put into operation.
Hudong-Zhonghua has previously delivered nearly 70 container ships, each with a capacity of above 8,000 TEU and is working on a total of nine ultra-large container ships of 24,000 TEU, ranking first among major Chinese shipping companies.
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