15 March 2017
• Naming ceremony held for the first of four ultra-large containerships for MOL
- recorded as the world's largest ship, surpassing 20,000 TEU
• SHI leading size growth in containerships with industry-leading human resources and R&D infrastructure
- Expected to deliver ten 20,000 TEU containerships this year
Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. broke the record for building the largest continership surpassing 20,000 TEU.
SHI held a naming ceremony for the first of four 20,150 TEU containerships, ordered from Japan's MOL in February 2015, in Geoje shipyard in March 15.
MOL Triumph, with length of 400m, breadth 58.8m, depth 32.8m, is a ultracontainership that can transport 20,150 containers.
The eco-friendly ship boasts an array of energy-saving equipments designed by SHI including propeller, rudder valve, and stator.
SHI has been leading the market with operation-optimized hull design and record-breaking containership size. SHI is well known for world-class employees and class-leading R&D infrastructure including the world's largest commercial towing tank in Daeduk R&D center.
Successful construction of the MOL Triumph is yet another proof of SHI's technological excellence. MOL has hailed SHI's performance for zero incident construction for 15 months since steel cutting in January 2016.
MOL Triumph will be delivered to MOL in March 27th after finishing preparation for maiden voyage.
Samsung Heavy Industries, press release
SHI built the world's first 20,150 TEU containershi. Image by Samsung Heavy Industries.