World's largest container ship leaves Shanghai for Europe

The CSCL Globe, the world's largest container ship, has left Shanghai’s port for its maiden voyage to Europe. The vessel is 400 meters long and 60 meters wide and travels at a speed of 43 km per hour.

The container vessel is the first of a series of five extremely large ‘19,100-TEU’ container ships that China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd (CSCL) ordered in 2013 in Korea. The vessel, which can carry about 200 million tablet computers at a time, is locally described as ‘the A380 of the shipping industry’.

Compared with regular container ships, CSCL Globe can save about 20 per cent in energy consumption and reduce 30,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

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