The Biggest Container Ship Ever Built in History, Launching / Construction

MSC Oscar, and sister ships MSC Zoe and MSC Oliver, are large container ships.Christened on 8 January 2015, MSC Oscar was recognised as the largest container ship in the world; until then CSCL Globe inaugurated in November 2014, had been the largest.

The ship was first planned for 18,400 TEU. Upon completion of construction the capacity was 19,224 TEU, including the capacity for 1,800 refrigerated containers. As the deadweight tonnage of the ship is 197,362 DWT, she can only carry a full load of containers if each has a mean weight not exceeding 10.2 tonnes. With average 14-tonne containers, the capacity is around 14,000 TEU

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