The MSC Gülsün is the largest container ship to date (Source: MacGregor)

Innovative cargo system for world's largest container ship

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has designed the cargo system for the world’s largest container ship, MSC Gülsün, which was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.
The vessel is 400m long, 61.5m wide and is the first in a series of eleven ultra-large container ships with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU. Six of the vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and the other five by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The system was developed in close collaboration with MSC from an early stage of the project. "This is an industry-leading cargo system, and the design of the system is very innovative,” said Atte Virta, senior naval architect, MacGregor Cargo Handling.
The cargo system design, combined with a 24-container-wide ship design, takes MSC Gülsün's total container capacity to 23,756 TEU, which is 1,500 TEUs more than the largest container ships have previously carried. "As our fleet grows and technology develops, we want to make sure that our strategic investments are focused on maximising the ship´s performance. Through our close cooperation with MacGregor we are able to develop new solutions that are of mutual benefit and help us to grow together,” said Giuseppe Gargiulo, head of Newbuildings, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

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