MSC receives mammoth containership

Photograph courtesy of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding The MSC Irina.

Mediterranean Shipping Company now has the world’s largest containership in its fleet. MSC’s ship lessor, the Bank Of Communications Financial Leasing, recently received its order for the 24,346-TEU MSC Irina in Zhoushan, China, Fleetmon reported.

The MSC Irina exceeds the capacity of the 24,116-TEU MSC Tessa which was delivered to the shipping line in Shanghai, China also recently.
The Irina was built at the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding shipyard in a record time of only 144 days from 29 November 2021.

It is equipped with air lubrication technology, large-diameter propellers, energy-saving ducts, scrubbers, and shaft generation systems. The shipyard estimates that these ships will emit 3 to 4 percent less carbon compared to traditional vessels.

The MSC Irina will begin service on 21 March, departing from Qingdao on 23 March en route to Busan, South Korea, then to five ports in China before proceeding to the Suez Canal, according to Fleetmon.

The vessel will next visit Italy and Spain in the Mediterranean, then to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, before returning to Asia.

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