Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Breaks 20,000 TEU Mark

China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has splashed the country’s largest domestically built ship, the 20,110 TEU Cosco Shipping Taurus.

The colossal boxship was built for COSCO Shipping Corporation, and features a total length of about 400 meters, 58.6 meters in width and has a design speed of 22.5 knots.

The launching ceremony, which took place on June 16, marked the construction of the largest containership by TEU capacity by a Chinese shipbuilder.

In September 2015, COSCO placed an order for construction of eleven 19,000 TEU container ships at compatriot shipbuilders worth a total of USD 1.5. billion.

Under the deal, Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding was assigned with construction of three boxships. Six boxships were assigned to Dalian Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) and Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS),  while the building of the remaining two ships was entrusted to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.

World Maritime News Staff

 

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