Friday, March 6, 2015

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Samsung building biggest boxship in the world for MOL

Samsung Heavy Industries is building the biggest cargo ship ever for Mitsui OSK Lines.

The $609 million vessel will be a quarter of a mile long (1,300 feet) with a capacity of 20,150 TEUs. That’s about 5,000 more containers than the current largest ship in the world.

At 193-feet-wide, the MOL megaship will work exclusively in the Pacific Ocean, since it won’t be able to fit through the Panama Canal.

The company touts the ship as eco-friendly due to several energy-saving features inside the vessel,

which, if true, is a pretty good accomplishment for something so massive.

The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2017.

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