The World’s Biggest Cargo Container Ships

Here is a list of cargo container ships with a capacity larger than 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

Container ships are mainly built for larger sizes to take advantage of economies of scale and lower the expenses as part of intermodal freight transport.

However, container ships are also subject to specific limits in size. Mostly, these are the availability of adequately big primary engines and a good number of ports and terminals planned and prepared to handle ultra-large container ships.

Also, some of the world’s major canals, such as the Suez Canal and Singapore Strait, specify the largest sizes of a ship that can pass through them.

For example, in 2016, Prokopowicz and Berg-Andreassen described a container ship with a capability of 10,000 to 20,000 TEU as an Extremely Large Container Ship (VLCS) and one that managed more than 20,000 TEU as an Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS).

The World’s Biggest Cargo Container Ships

Name

Length Overall (Meter)

Beam (Meter)

Max. TEU

GT

Operator

Ever Ace

399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

Ever Act

399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

Ever Aim


399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

Ever Alp

399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

Ever Arm

399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

Ever Art

399.9

61.5

23,992

235,579

Evergreen (Taiwan)

HMM Algeciras

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Copenhagen

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Dublin

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Gdansk

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Hamburg

399.9

61.0

23.964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Helsinki

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Le Havre

399.9

61.0

23,964

228,283

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Oslo

399.9

61.0

23,820

232,311

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Rotterdam

399.9

61.0

23,820

232,311

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Southampton

399.9

61.0

23,820

232,311

HMM (South Korea)

HMM Stockholm

399.9

61.0

23,820

232,311

HMM (South Korea)

HMM St Petersburg

399.9

61.0

23,820

232,311

HMM (South Korea)

MSC Gülsün

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Samar

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Leni

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Mia

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Febe

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Ambra

399.9

61.5

23,756

232,618

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Mina

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,741

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Isabella

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,741

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Arina

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,741

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Nela

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,741

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Sixin

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,741

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Apolline

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,786

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Amelia

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,786

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Diletta

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,786

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Michelle

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,786

MSC (Switzerland)

MSC Allegra

399.9

61.0

23,656

228,786

MSC (Switzerland)

CMA CGM Jacques Saadé

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Champs Elysées

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Palais Royal

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Louvre

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Rivoli

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Montmartre

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Concorde

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Trocadero

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

CMA CGM Sorbonne

399.9

61.3

23,112

236,583

CMA CGM (France)

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