MSC takes in its largest vessel

By Vessels

The Mediterranean Shipping Co has taken in its first 15,908-TEU, part of six-vessel series. The MSC London is vessel number 26 in the MSC fleet and it is the largest one, the rest ships range between 13,798 - 14,000 TEU (largest among them was the MSC Daniela class).

The 15,908-TEU series are being built at STX Shipyard in Korea on charter from Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and Zodiac Maritime.

Initially the series were ordered by Zodiac Maritime in October 2010. They were planned with original capacity of 13,000 TEU, but in 2011 the agreement was upgraded. In 2013, two of the six contracts were demised to ESC.

MSC London will be deployed on the Asia-Eastern Mediterranean Tiger service. The vessel's arrival will break capacity records at the ports of Istanbul and Piraeus.

MSC London (IMO number 9606302 and MMSI 352853000) is registered in Panama. The length of the vessel is 399 meters, gross tonnage – 165,000 GT and deadweight – 184,100 DWT.

Last received position of MSC London.

MSC London IMO number 9606302

Image: by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding