The giant vessel delivered to China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited (Cosco Shipping) on Friday boasts a length of 400 metres and a width of 58.6 metres, and is equipped for 1,000 teu of refrigerated capacity.
State-owned Cosco Shipping ordered a total of eleven 20,000 teu containerships, of which three are being built by SWS, subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
The 20,000-teu ship is designed by Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) number 80 Research Institute.
The previous largest Chinese-built containership was the 18,000-teu CMA CGM Vasco de Gama delivered in 2015 by Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, an affiliate yard of SWS. The same year, the shipyard also delivered two similar-sized boxships - CMA CGM Zheng He and CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin.