MSC welcomes another 24,000 TEU juggernaut into its fleet
Yangzi Xinfu Shipyard, a subsidiary of Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group, has hosted a delivery ceremony for the fourth 24,000 TEU containership built for Swiss shipping major MSC Group and China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
As disclosed, the mega boxship MSC Mariella was delivered on 26 June at the company’s yard in China. The vessel features 399.9 meters in length and has a breadth of 61.3 meters. The ship’s depth is 33.5 meters.
According to the shipbuilder, the feeder is equipped with deeply optimized lashing system. It also boasts energy-saving measures such as an air lubrication system, a shaft generator, and wind resistance reduction optimization.
To remind, last month, MSC also welcomed another 24,000 TEU containership MSC Gemma from Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group. The delivery of the sea giant follows the vessel’s completion of sea trials at the beginning of May.
MSC’s fleet build-up efforts have paved the way for the liner major to become the first ocean carrier to surpass a staggering 5 million TEU in fleet capacity.
The liner major has effectively doubled the size of its fleet in just eight and a half years, solidifying its position as a prominent force within the maritime sector. Namely, MSC has purchased 306 containerships with a capacity of 1.2 million TEU since August 2020. what is more, the Swiss-based container shipping giant has the largest orderbook by far in the industry with around 130 containerships on order.