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WORLD’S LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP

MSC Gülsün at the time of her launch in 2019 was the world’s largest container ship. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, she is almost 62 metres (203 ft 5 in) wide and 400 metres (1,312 ft 4 in) long. With a cargo system designed by MacGregor International AB the ship has a capacity of 23,756 containers (23,756 TEU) in rows of 24 across. MSC Gülsün is registered in Panama and operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company based in Geneva, Switzerland and The Netherlands. The vessel is equipped with more than 2,000 refrigerated containers, boosting the trade of food, drink, pharmaceutical and other chilled and frozen items between Asia and Europe. Her Gross Tonnage is 232618t and maximum speed is recorded at 21.3kn.

She is currently transiting the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Port Said at 16.8kn.

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