MSC Oscar is the world’s largest containership
MSC Oscar, the newest cargo vessel built for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will launch in January 2015, and at 19,224 teu, the containership will take the record for the world’s largest.
MSC Oscar possesses a nominal capacity of 19,224 teu, officially making the ship the largest globally, edging China Shipping Container Lines’ 19,100 teu CSCL Globe which just recently took the title from Maersk’s 18,270 teu Triple-E class. Measuring is 395.4 metres long and 59 metres wide with a 16-meter draft, the 197,362 dwt MSC Oscar was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and is classed by DNV GL. The Panama-registered containership will be inaugurated during the first week of January 2015 and will join the Albatross service later this month.