"The 20,000 TEU Club" - The fleet of the largest container vessels.
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 24 June 2020
The fleets of container vessels storing more than 20,000 TEU
The 20,000 TEU Club today
In June the 20,000 TEU Club includes 69 vessels with a total capacity of 1,495,798 TEU (15th June 2020). More vessels (38) have been ordered with a capacity of 891,168 TEU and should be delivered by the end of the next four years. We don't know what an impact the worldwide corona crisis will have on these counts, but it is the status today.
The largest vessels today
Today's largest container vessel is the "HMM Algeciras" (23,964 TEU). The vessel was delivered in April 2020 and has already since May two new sisters of the same size: "HMM Copenhagen" and "HMM Dublin". The next sister's "HMM Gdanks" and "HMM Hamburg" follow this month. In September another two follow sister vessels complete the fleet to 7 container vessels of this size in September this year for the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).
HMM's fleet of type "DSME 23,000 TEU", 7 vessels:
all vessels built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME)
Who are the other members of this exclusive club?
Is the size of 24,000 TEU the end?
Jan Tiedemann from Alphaliner has figured out that it could be possible to build vessels of 26,000 TEU.
For further information: "Is the 26,000 TEU container vessel coming now?" - article by Marine-Pilots.com
The article also explains the impact of ever larger ships on pilots, tugs, port operators and terminals.
Graphic: Jan Tiedemann, Alphaliner
Article Is the 26,000 TEU container vessel coming now?
by Frank Diegel, CEO Marine-Pilots.com - published on 12 January 2020
The last month Jan Tiedemann from Alphaliner (BRS) in Hamburg has reported, that DNV GL has awarded Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (group) Co., Ltd. an approval in principle for the design of an LNG-powered 25,000 TEU container vessel. Based upon the reported vessel dimensions, he reckons that the ship could actually have a capacity closer to 26,000 TEU.
Article The World’s Largest Container Vessel “HMM ALGECIRAS” Transits the Suez Canal
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 2 June 2020
Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) witnessed the transit of HMM ALGECIRAS, the world's largest container vessel, on its maiden voyage since its launching last April. It transited among the south convoy, via the New Suez Canal, heading from Yantian to Rotterdam.
Video Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #1-Qingdao
1st 24,000 TEU vessel, 1st Containers loaded, 1st Port call Qingdao
Video Huge ship crane collapses during tests in the port of Rostock, Germany
Found on YouTube. Created by "MV1 - Heimat bewegt"
Rostock; 02.05.2020: Actually, the special ship with the giant heavy-lift crane crane, which was designed for over 5,000 tons load capacity, was supposed to be delivered in the next few days. During final tests the crane broke off in the afternoon of May 2. Four people were injured in the accident. This is the second accident with Liebherr cranes this year in the Rostock overseas port. Already in February this year two cranes were reported to have fallen into the water during loading.
Vessel was planned to work on Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland waters, she was to begin works in some two weeks, after load tests run in Rostock. ORION I was built in China, but crane was installed in Rostock
Offshore wind farms crane vessel ORION I, IMO 9825453, dwt 60575, built 2019 (COSCO Shipping Qidong Offshore Co., Ltd., China), operator Deme Offshore.
Article Photographer Michela Canalis becomes Partner of Marine-Pilots.com
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 28 August 2019
Announcement from www.Marine-Pilots.com:
Article Nigeria: Marine pilots seek payment of footage allowances
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 8 May 2020
The Nigerian Maritime Pilot Association - NMPA, an affiliate of the International Maritime Pilot Association - IMPA, has called for the payment of accrued Footage allowances being owed them.
Video Simulation of the Collision of Norwegian Warship HNoMS Helge Ingstad
The following is the video presentation from a joint investigation into the Nov. 8, 2018 collision of HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the merchant tanker Sola TS. Video from Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) and the Defence Accident Investigation Board Norway (DAIBN)
Article NEW PILOT BOAT DPC TOLKA ARRIVES IN DUBLIN PORT
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 5 December 2019
Dublin Port Company has taken delivery of a new Pilot Boat, named DPC Tolka. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port having set sail from Great Yarmouth via Lowestoft, Dover, Gosport, Plymouth, Falmouth and Milford Haven.
Video History: Red Pilots Guide Ships In Suez Canal (1956)
Found on YouTube. Created by "British Pathé"
Suez Canal, Egypt
LS. Ship on Canal. Various shots of Russian Red Pilots, walking along quayside, having conversation continuing their walk, looking in a manual, before boarding launch. MS. Pilots on launch, flag flying. Panning shot of Tanker. Various shots, looking up at men on tanker deck, man climbing up a rope ladder onto deck. (F.G.)