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.
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Video How Ship Anchor Works? - Procedure For Anchoring a Ship at Sea
Found on YouTube. Created by "marineinsight".
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Anchoring is one of the very frequent operations onboard ships. A number of variables and external factors influence the duration and location of an anchoring operation. While the type of seabed is of utmost importance during anchoring, soft muddy grounds or clay bottoms are best preferred. It should be taken care that the anchoring bottom is free of power lines, submarine cables, pipelines or rocks.
Various methods on anchoring include consideration of direction and strength of wind, current and tidal stream. Often good local knowledge helps a mariner determine required manoeuvres and actions to be taken while anchoring.
This operations comes under the responsibility of deck officers. It involves the use of critical shipboard equipment and requires high level of situational awareness. The key responsibility of the deck officer at an anchor station is to use the anchoring machinery and available man power for carrying out the operation safely and efficiently in accordance with the masterâ€™s instructions.
In most of the cases, theoretical guidelines and bookish knowledge are helpful only to an extent. Situational awareness and spontaneity of the officers, and their instant decision making capability helps to carry out the operation fruitfully. A good knowledge of shipâ€™s maneuverability and the limitation of the equipment involved will further help the officer to make such spontaneous decisions. The competency of the officer is decided upon his ability to consider the situation, command his crew and to assess the orders give by the Master, to carry out the operation safely and efficiently.
Read: 9 Points to Remember When Dropping Ship Anchor in Emergency - https://www.marineinsight.com/guidelines/9-points-remember-dropping-ship-anchor-emergency/
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