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Samsung delivers largest ever GL-classed megaboxer of 13,800teu

Samsung delivers largest ever GL-classed megaboxer of 13,800teu

Geoje: Germanischer Lloyd reports that the biggest containership ever built to its class has just been delivered by Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyard: the 13,800teu MSC Daniela.

The new ship is exceptional not only in terms of size, but also in its design aspects. To meet SOLAS requirements for bridge visibility on the large containership, the design includes the separation of deckhouse and engine room. The arrangement of the deckhouse in the forward part of the ship permits an increase in container capacity and a reduction in ballast water. Fuel tanks  are located in the protected area below the deckhouse.

GL points out that the design also incorporates reduced bending as well as
increased stiffness of the hull. The use of high tensile steels (HTS) was a prerequisite for building the megaboxer. Due to HT steel the plate thickness had been reduced to allow lightweight and strong ship construction. This was necessary to keep the
plate and stiffener dimensions at an acceptable level.  

Germanischer Lloyd is represented in Korea with Stations in Busan,
Ulsan, Changwon, Daegu, Mokpo, Seoul and on Geoje Island, some of them
with associated Site Offices. It employs more than 200 people in Korea, including surveyors and plan approval members. The focus lies on newbuilding classification. In 2007, ships totalling 12.8m were delivered with GL class from Korean shipyards. [19/12/08]