World's Largest Container Ship Delivered

MOL Triumph
MOL Triumph

Published Mar 29, 2017 11:54 AM by The Maritime Executive

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of the world's largest container ship, MOL Triumph, from Samsung Heavy Industries.

The vessel has a capacity of 20,170 TEUs and will be deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service.

MOL Triumph will set off on her maiden voyage from Xingang in April 2017 and will sail to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. She will then transit through the Suez Canal and continue on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. She will then call at Tangier and Jebel Ali on the way back to Asia.

The new vessel is the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class container ships for the company which will be equipped with various energy-saving technologies including low friction underwater paint, high efficiency propeller and rudder, Savor Stator as a stream fin on the hull body and an optimized fine hull form. These features are expected to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per container moved by about 25-30 percent compared to 14,000 TEU-class container ships. 

Additionally, the vessels are designed as with a retrofit option to convert to LNG fuel.

MOL will take the delivery of its second 20,000 TEU-class vessel in May 2017. Samsung expects to deliver 10 20,000 TEU container ships this year.

MOL Triumph 
Length: 400 meters (1,312 feet)
Breadth    : 58.8 meters (193 feet)
Depth: 32.8 meters (107.6 feet)
Deadweight Tonnage: 192,672mt