Monday, December 22, 2014
Largest container ship: CSCL Globe breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
SINGAPORE -- CSCL Globe, the world's largest container vessel, held a grand maiden voyage ceremony in Singapore; the CSCL Globe, which is 400 meters long and 60 meters wide, is the first of the five sister ships built by the Republic of Korea' s Hyundai Heavy Industries for CSCL (China Shipping Container Lines Co.Ltd); the vessel is bigger than four football fields combined and stands 10 storeys high; it is capable of carrying 19,100 containers, making it the largest container vessel in the world , according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/ .
Photo: The colossal CSCL Globe, which steamed into a new berth at Pasir Panjang port, is 400m long, almost 60m wide, and weighs in at more than 56,000 tonnes without cargo. The surface area of the more than US$150 million (S$196 million) titan is so vast it could fit four football fields. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records' record for the fastest waste container - built using a modified 2 litre ( .43 gal ) Turbo Subaru Impreza Type R Rally Car around an 8 yd ( 7.3 m ) builders skip - set a landspeed record of 151.15 Km/h (93.92 mph), on the .25 mile (.40 km) dragster track at the Santa Pod Raceway in Northants, UK, on 3 November 2007.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest container of body cream; measuring 2 m (6 ft 6.7 in) in diameter, 53 cm (1 ft 8.8 in) high and holding 1,124,490 ml (247.4 gal / 323.476 US gallons) of NIVEA Creme, was created by Beiersdorf Hellas and unveiled in Athens, Greece on 15 December 2001. The giant cosmetic was created to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of NIVEA and is 16,327 times larger than the original.
CSCL (China Shipping Container Lines Co.Ltd) Globe, the world's largest container vessel, held a grand maiden voyage ceremony in Singapore.
The CSCL Globe has about the same dimensions as the previous holder of the title of the world's largest ship, the Maersk Triple E, which called at Singapore last year.
However, the CSCL Globe eclipses that giant of the seas as it can carry 19,100 standard 20ft containers - or about 1,000 more than a Triple E and enough to hold goods as heavy as 328 fully loaded Airbus 380s.
Only 23 men are needed to crew the vessel, and they use elevators to navigate the decks. The crew have access to gym and sauna facilities.
Building mega ships has become a new trending of shipping lines under the "New Norms" of global economy and shipping industry, it is also an important measure to implement green technology, said Sui Jun, deputy manager of CSCL.
"Compared with ordinary 10,000-TEU container ships, it can save about 20 percent in energy consumption and reduce 30,000 tonnes of carbon emissions." Sui said.
Sui said that Singapore is one of the important legs of Silk Road at Sea, as well as transshipment hub in Southeast Asia, and CSCL will take this as an opportunity to upgrade the fleet and provide better logistic services to its customers.
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