Swiss-based container shipping company MSC, welcomes two of the world’s largest container ships on its fleet, MSC Irina and MSC Tessa.
- Bigger loss of cargo in case something goes wrong
- Compatible ports to the size of the vessels are not easy to find
- Increased possibility of cargo fires and accidents
Both ships are among the highest capacity container ships in the world. The two vessels surpass the capacity of 24,000 TEU. Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s MSC Irina, which is currently heading to Qingdao, is 400 meters long while the Shanghai-built MSC Tessa, heading to Ningbo is an astounding 400 meters long.
Such enormous vessels can produce a large amount of CO2 emissions. MSC Irina is equipped with a small bulbous bow, large-diameter propellers, and energy saving ducts which account as innovative energy-saving features. It also has an air lubrication system to reduce hull drag and shaft generators to generate additional power.