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SHI, CSCL and LR smash boxship record again

SHI, CSCL and LR smash boxship record again

Busan: Full technical details reach us of the 9,600teu Xin Los Angeles, officially the world's largest containership, delivered late June by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Built to Lloyd's Register class, the vessel is owned by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and operated by China International Shipmanagement Company Ltd, a joint venture between CSCL and V.Ships. 

The ship is the first in a series of eight being built by SHI and will trade from China to Europe initially and eventually also to the US. She can carry a maximum of 18 rows of containers by eight tiers on the weather deck and 16 rows by 10 tiers in the holds. The principal dimensions of the ship are: 336.7mtr length overall, 45.6mtr beam and 15.0mtr draught.

Xin Los Angeles is propelled by an MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6, with a power of 68,520 kW. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots.

'We at SHI are proud of our container-ship building ability,' said Kim Jing Wan, ceo of SHI. 'We believe that we are at the leading edge of container ship design, having already developed a 12,000teu container ship design, in co-operation with Lloyd's Register. We will continue to focus on research and development in this area, and we hope to unveil in due course a design for a 14,000teu container ship.'  [07/07/06]