MOL Triumph is the seventh-largest container ship in the world, built in March 2017 by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea.[1] The vessel is the world's first 20,000 TEU-class container ship and was built for the Japanese shipping operator Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The ship was christened in a ceremony in South Korea on March 15, 2017. The Triumph will have five sisterships delivered during the further months.

The MOL Triumph bound for Hamburg on the river Elbe.jpg
The MOL Triumph on the river Elbe
History
Marshall Islands
Name: MOL Triumph
Owner: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
Builder: Samsung Heavy Industries
Launched: December 2015
Identification:
Status: Operational
General characteristics
Type: Container ship
Tonnage: 192,672 DWT
Length: 400 m (1,312 ft)
Beam: 58.8 m (193 ft)
Draft: 16.0 m (52.5 ft)
Depth: 32.80 m (107.6 ft)
Installed power: 82,440 kW
Propulsion: MAN B&W G95ME
Speed:
  • 24.0 knots (44 km/h) (maximum)
  • 22.0 knots (41 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity: 20,170 TEU

DesignEdit

Triumph was world's largest vessel and has overall length of 400 m (1,312 ft), width of 58.8 m (193 ft), and maximum summer draft of 16.0 m (52.5 ft). The deadweight of the boxship is 192,672 DWT, while the maximum cargo capacity is 20,170 TEU. The ship has various highly advanced energy-saving technologies including low friction underwater paint, high efficiency rudder and propeller, which reduce the water resistance.

EngineeringEdit

Triumph's main engine is the MAN B&W G95ME, with a maximum output power of 82,440 kW. This is enough for the vessel to operate with service speed of 22.0 knots, while the maximum speed is 24.0 knots.

Service of operationsEdit

Triumph is deployed at the Alliance’s Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service. The container ship set off on her maiden voyage from Xingang in April 2017 and sailed to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. She then transited through the Suez Canal and continued on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. She calls at Tangier and Jebel Ali on the way back to Asia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Massive container ship docks in UK". BBC News. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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