Great Ships of 2014: CSCL Globe - world’s largest containership

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) has built and delivered the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013.
The first containership in the series was named CSCL Globe, and it measures 1312.3 ft. (400 m) x 192.3 ft. (58.6 m) wide with a 100 ft. (30.5 m) depth. It will be deployed on the Asia-Europe trade loop.
The CSCL Globe will feature a Hyundai-B&W 12S90ME-C9.2 electrically controlled engine with MCR of 69,720 kW at 84 rpm enabling to sail at a service speed of 23 knots at design draft when running at 90% MCR with 15% sea margin burning less fuel of around 195.5 tons per day.
With the installation of the high efficiency engine, the containership will burn 20 percent less fuel per TEU in comparison with the 10,000 TEU containerships.  The main engine is optimized with low load tuning by exhaust by-pass system for turbocharger for improved fuel consumption at practical operation condition.
A Cylinder Pressure Measuring Indicating system is provided onboard this mammoth ship for main engine, and cylinder pressure and RPM with angle reference are calculated and presented on a ship’s computer in engine control room.
It is arranged two islands concept with the separated location of accommodation from engine room for crew comfort and optimum ballast tank arrangement to minimize ballast amount at various loading conditions. Fuel oil tanks are constructed in double hull structure to protect the fuel oil tanks from external damages. Twenty-seven sets of 3-tier lashing bridges are provided for easy maintenance of 900 FEU reefer containers on deck/hatch cover.

CSCL Globe Main Particulars
Shipbuilder    Hyundai Heavy Industries
Vessel’s name    CSCL Globe
Type    19,000 TEU Containership
Owner/Operator    China Shipping Container Line
Flag    Hong Kong        
Classification    GL                                  
IMO number     9695121
Length o.a.    1312.3 ft. (400 m)
Breadth molded    192.3 ft. (58.6 m)
Depth molded    100.1 ft. (30.5 m)
Draft, scantling    52.5 ft. (16 m)
Draft, design    47.6 ft. (14.5 m)
Gross tonnage    187,541
Deadweight, design    155,200MT
Deadweight, scantling    183,800 MT
Speed, service    23 knots (90% MCR)
Water ballast    44,400 cu. m.
Daily fuel consumption, Main engine    195.5 tons/day
Daily fuel consumption, Auxiliaries    11.2 tons/day
Main engine(s)     Hyundai-MAN B&W 12S90ME-C9.2
Output      56,800 kW (MCR)

(As published in the December 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 44,  Dec 2014

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