Infographic about the largest container ship.

4 Largest Container Ships in the World

There are some huge vessels traveling the oceans today, but do you know the 4 largest container ships in the world? This list will detail the characteristics of these massive boats and give you a better idea of how things are shipped around the world.

This list of the 4 largest container ships in the world is based on two aspects; overall length and maximum TEU. Although overall length is self-explanatory, TEU stands for a twenty-foot equivalent unit. This is used to describe a vessel’s capacity based on the volume of a standard 20-foot-long container. The TEU measurement is key to determining how much a vessel can carry.

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What are the Largest Container Ships in the World?

MSC Oscar

Overall length: 1,297 feet
Maximum TEU: 19,224
Owner: MSC Switzerland

MSC Oliver

Overall length: 1,297 feet
Maximum TEU: 19,224
Owner: MSC Switzerland

MSC Zoe

Overall length: 1,297 feet
Maximum TEU: 19,224
Owner: MSC Switzerland

MSC Maya

Overall length: 1,297 feet
Maximum TEU: 19,224
Owner: MSC Switzerland

As you have no doubt noticed, all of these ships have the same overall length, maximum TEU, and owner. MSC stands for Mediterranean Shipping Company. This organization was founded in Naples, Italy in 1970 and is currently the second largest shipping company in the world by volume. Now that you know about the 4 largest container ships in the world, be on the look out for them as they may be visiting a port near you.

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Source: Wikipedia

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Meredith Lambert • February 4, 2016


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