CSCL’s New Containership Sets Two World Records
Largest boxship undergoes tests, powered by largest engine
China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. (CSCL) ran sea trials from October 17-20 on its newbuilding, CSCL Globe, the first vessel in a series of five 19,000-teu, 400-meter containerships.
The vessel, reported to be the world’s largest containership, is also noteworthy for being powered by what is, physically, the largest engine ever constructed, a low-speed MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type. According to the engine builder, the two-stroke engine is rated at 69,720 kW at 84 rpm although has been de-rated to 56,800 kW.
The new container vessel was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ltd. South Korea. HHI-EMD, Hyundai’s engine-building division, constructed the record-breaking engine, also in Korea.
Previously, the largest engine designed by MAN Diesel & Turbo was an MAN B&W 12K98MC7.