Worlds Largest Container Ship Takes Maiden Voyage

QINGDAO, CHINA-- The maiden voyage ceremony of the world largest container ship 'CSCL Globe' is held at Port of Qingdao on December 4, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. The 'CSCL Globe' is the first ship co-built by China Shipping container Lines Co.,Ltd and Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. Co of South Korea. CSCL Globe measures 400m in length, 58.6m in width and 30.5m in depth.

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World's Largest Container Ship Takes Maiden Voyage

If stacked end to end, the 19,100 standard containers it can carry would be more than five times the height of Mount Everest.

The world's largest container vessel, the CSCL Globe, set off Monday, Dec. 8,  from Shanghai to Europe.

The 'CSCL Globe' is the first ship co-built by China Shipping container Lines Co.,Ltd (CSCL) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. Co of South Korea. 

The giant 400-meter long, 60-meter wide vessel and 30.5m in depth ship sailed from the eastern Chinese city's Yangshan port.

The vessel is the first of five 19,100-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships that CSCL ordered in 2013 from Hyundai Heavy Industries and was delivered in Novembe.

It is the world's "biggest and most advanced" container ship, outstripping international shipping firm Maersk Line's 18,000-TEU ship in terms of capacity, CSCL said, calling it the "A380 of the shipping industry" in a reference to the giant Airbus passenger jet.

If stacked end to end, the 19,100 standard containers it can carry would be more than five times the height of Mount Everest.

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