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World's largest container ship docks in Shanghai

By Wang Ying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-07-22 13:48
The world's largest container vessel MSC Gülsün arrives at Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on July 11, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

The world's largest container vessel MSC Gülsün arrived at the Shanghai Yangshan Deep-Water Port on Saturday morning.

Built by Samsung Heavy Industries, the vessel measures about 400 meters long and 61.5 meters wide and has a capacity of 23,756 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

Gülsün, which left the port later in the afternoon, was the 45th 20,000 TEU-class super large container ship the port has received.

The container throughput of the Yangshan Deep-Water Port, the world's largest automated container port, has significantly increased since it became operational at then end of 2017. In the first half of 2019, its container throughput reached more than 1.5 million TEU, increasing by 160 percent year-on-year.

Zhan Jinyao contributed to this story.

The world's largest container vessel MSC Gülsün arrives at Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on July 11, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

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