MacGregor Cargo System for World's Largest Boxship
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has designed the cargo system for the world’s largest containership, MSC Gülsün, which was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.
She is 400 m long, 61.5 m wide and is the first in a series of 11 ultra-large containerships with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU. Six of the vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and the other five by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
The system was developed in close collaboration with MSC from an early stage of the project. It fully meets MSC`s operational requirements while maximizing the actual cargo intake. At the same time, it provides a great degree of flexibility for the cargo operations and planning process.
The cargo system design, combined with a 24 container wide ship design, takes MSC Gülsün's total container capacity to 23,756 TEU, which is 1,500 TEUs more than the largest containerships have previously carried.
MacGregor booked the orders for these vessels during 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. The parties have agreed not to disclose any further contractual details.