World’s largest 24,000 TEU class container ship sets sail for sea trials

On the morning of May 7, the world’s largest 24,000 TEU class container ship “COSCO Kawasaki 397” built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co, Ltd.(NACKS) left the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River for sea trials.

It is reported that this is the fifth unit of the same series of ships designed and built by NACKS. As the world’s largest container ship with the largest loading capacity and the largest class of green container ship, COSCO Kawasaki 397 has a length of 399.99 meters, a breadth of 61.3 meters and a depth of 33.20 meters, with a deck area equivalent to 3.5 standard soccer fields. Its deck area is equivalent to 3.5 standard soccer fields, with a maximum cargo capacity of 24,188 standard containers, equivalent to the loading capacity of more than 240 trains, and can reach the height of a 22-story ordinary residential building when fully loaded.

According to reports, the container ship integrates the cutting-edge technologies in the field of shipbuilding, and its energy efficiency design index (EEDI) is better than the benchmark value by more than 50%, w far exceeding the relevant requirements of the IMO. The fuel consumption has reached the world’s leading level among the same class of ships, and it is an excellent representative of the new generation of ultra-large container ships independently developed and designed by Chinese shipyards.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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