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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:MSC GULSUNAdded:Mar 10, 2019
Captured:March 10, 2019IMO:9839430Hits:8,044
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
History is happening again, for this new container vessel for MSC will be the largest ever built (until her sisters hit the water, anyway), breaking the 400x60 m envelope, being the first ship with 24 container rows.

She was recently launched at Samsung shipyard on Geoje Island, and her first sister from Daewoo shipyard is due for launching next month, and there will also be some ships of this series from China...

I'll get her IMO number eventually.
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:400 m
Beam:62 m
Draught:15.2 m

Additional Information
AIS Information
Last known position:
1°15’13.56” N, 103°23’6.58” E
Speed, course (heading):
17.4kts, 306° (306°)
Location:Tanjung Pelepas
Arrival:27th Jan 2020
06:00:01 UTC
Last update:
25 days 7 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2013 March 11th, 19:30:23 UTCXinhui
2013 January 28th, 17:00:03 UTCShekou Cn
2013 January 3rd, 15:00:21 UTCGuangzhou
2012 December 31st, 22:00:21 UTCZhangzhouchn
2012 September 18th, 08:00:59 UTCXiamen_cn
2012 September 18th, 08:00:58 UTCSamarinda
2012 August 21st, 16:00:43 UTCSamarinda
2012 August 21st, 16:00:16 UTCGuangzhou
2012 June 19th, 22:00:46 UTCQuanzhouchn
2012 April 17th, 22:00:10 UTCQuanzhou
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lappino on Apr 01, 2019 10:49 (10 months ago)
Daewoo and Samsung ships should be of the same size, even as there may be some minor design differences.

I have uploaded the photo of her first "cousin" from Daewoo:

Unlike Samsung ships, Daewoo ones are always launched with their superstructures.


hisa0825 on Mar 31, 2019 00:16 (10 months ago)
Thank you for your reply.
Is the Daewoo's ship larger than Samsung's ship?
lappino on Mar 30, 2019 16:32 (10 months ago)
23,000 teu is the number usually connected with this series, but expect an update once they will be close to delivery...


hisa0825 on Mar 30, 2019 04:31 (10 months ago)
Is this ship 23,500 teu?
Henning Brauwers on Mar 29, 2019 08:27 (11 months ago)
I quote Captain Ted :
NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
lappino on Mar 29, 2019 04:11 (11 months ago)
Not yet, but we'll get there soon enough, IMHO... :)


Bruno Boissonneault on Mar 29, 2019 01:15 (11 months ago)
1st bridge-less autonomous ship. What a monster!
davidships on Mar 11, 2019 12:46 (11 months ago)
Do you need full crane coverage at every port? Not with proper stowage planning.
Or even at any ports if the ship can berth either port or starboard to quay at different ports?
lappino on Mar 11, 2019 10:33 (11 months ago)
Thank you for your comment, my dear friend Volker. I'd say it's a gamble; the owners are building ultra large vessels expecting the ports to catch up.

But, as you said, it has to end one day...


volker1948 on Mar 11, 2019 10:27 (11 months ago)
Hello Vlad my dear friend.Interesting shot. But...where should the ports for these giants come from!? Eventually it is over!! Cheers,Volker.
Pilot Frans on Mar 11, 2019 08:37 (11 months ago)
Thanks Vlad and Roy
lappino on Mar 11, 2019 00:17 (11 months ago)
Thanks for your comments.

She is 24x40' bays vessel, so she's still 400 m in length, but she is one row wider, therefore 61 m wide.


MO Roy on Mar 10, 2019 20:24 (11 months ago)
Now we're talking Vlad (so to speak).
Great picture!!
Frans as far as I know she will still be 400m in length i.e. 24 40ft bays long (hard to count on this picture), but as Vlad mentioned 24 boxes wide for the first time.
Pilot Frans on Mar 10, 2019 19:57 (11 months ago)
Is het length still 400 meters? because rumours are that MSC was building one off 420 meter.
Tsarik Ruslan - on Mar 10, 2019 14:33 (11 months ago)
Nice photo, Vlad!

Please share any details of this type upon available.

finn321 on Mar 10, 2019 14:27 (11 months ago)
Thanks a lot for this first impression of how these new Megamaxes will look like! As MSC Gulsun is the first in series (Samsung 2248), her IMO is 9839430.

2249 IMO 9839442
2250 IMO 9839454
2251 IMO 9839466
2252 IMO 9839478
2253 IMO 9839480

I can't wait to see first pics of her sister from Daewoo...

Best wishes from Germany!
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