China shipbuilder delivers large container ship

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The Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has delivered a 20,000-TEU ultra-large container ship (ULCS), the company said.

XinhuaUpdated: May 31, 2018

The Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has delivered a 20,000-TEU ultra-large container ship (ULCS), the company said.


Photo taken on May 30, 2018 shows the 20,000-TEU ultra-large container ship, named the "Cosco Shipping Virgo" and built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company in Shanghai, east China. The 399.8-meter-long and 58.6-meter-wide container ship has a maximum capacity of 200,000 tonnes. It was delivered to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday. [Photo/Xinhua]

The ship, named the Cosco Shipping Virgo, is 399.8 meters long and 58.6 meters wide. It has a maximum capacity of 200,000 tonnes. It measures 73 meters from hull bottom to top.

The ship was delivered to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd. and will be used for shipping lanes between the Middle East and Europe.

It is the third new ship the Shanghai shipbuilder has delivered in May after finishing two 400,000-tonne very large ore carriers (VLOC), the company said.

There are 79 container ships above 19,000 TEU worldwide, and 50 more are still under construction. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd., Waigaoqiao's parent company, has 17 orders, about a third of the global total.

Earlier this year, Waigaoqiao delivered the Cosco Shipping Taurus, also a 20,000-TEU container ship, to COSCO Shipping.

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