Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.
Today, about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container, and modern container ships can carry over 19,000 TEU (e.g., MSC Zoe). Container ships now rival crude oil tankers and bulk carriers as the largest commercial vessels on the ocean.
There are two main types of dry cargo: bulk cargo and break bulk cargo. Bulk cargoes, like grain or coal, are transported unpackaged in the hull of the ship, generally in large volume. Break-bulk cargoes, on the other hand, are transported in packages, and are generally manufactured goods. Before the advent of containerization in the 1950s, break-bulk items were loaded, lashed, unlashed and unloaded from the ship one piece at a time. However, by grouping cargo into containers, 1,000 to 3,000 cubic feet (28 to 85m3) of cargo, or up to about 64,000 pounds (29,000kg), is moved at once and each container is secured to the ship once in a standardized way. Containerization has increased the efficiency of moving traditional break-bulk cargoes significantly, reducing shipping time by 84% and costs by 35%. In 2001, more than 90% of world trade in non-bulk goods was transported in ISO containers. In 2009, almost one quarter of the world's dry cargo was shipped by container, an estimated 125 million TEU or 1.19 billion metric tons worth of cargo.
In UML, containment is depicted with a multiplicity of 1 or 0..n (depending on the issue of ownership), indicating that the data type is composed of an unknown number of instances of the composited data type.
In OOP supported languages, containership means an object is created within another object.
The largest containership to moor in Australia and be deployed to the country is currently completing her maiden circuit through the country ... At a length of 1,148 feet and with a capacity of 9,661 TEU she becomes the largest containership to ever moor in Australia according to the operators of the VictoriaInternational Container Terminal ... ....
European containerline Samskip has tapped Swiss tech firm ABB for the provision of complete power, propulsion and automation systems for its hydrogen-powered container vessels. ABB will deliver the system for Samskip’s two newbuild short-sea container ships which will be among the first of their kind to use hydrogen as a fuel ... .
The 752-foot bulker which is 93,000 dwt was maneuvering and failed to stop in time hitting the stern of the Elbsun, a smaller Portuguese registered containership. The 12,283 dwt containership was already in the anchorage having arrived on September 16 from Morocco... The containership suffered a large dent on its stern ... ....
While it is not the first methanol-fueled ship, it is the first for the container shipping industry and at the forefront of a new era that will see other majors including CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen, and OOCL introduce dual-fuel methanol containerships as well as feeder operations including X-Press Feeder.
Greek authorities are investigating after a cargo ship and a containership collided in the Ionian Sea on the western side of Greece overnight. While there appears to have been only minor damage to the vessels, they are trying to understand what caused a fire to break out aboard the Malta-registered feeder ship Libertas H ... She has a crew of 12 aboard.
The number of vessels waiting to transit the Panama Canal has grown, however, containerships with reservations have seen minimal impact in terms of waiting times ... However, the picture was very different for containerships, which usual reserve a transit slot, with an average ...
A small Japanese interisland cargo ship capsized after colliding with a Greek-managed containership while transiting the busy Kii Channel in southeastern Japan... The Liberian-flagged containership Contship Uno (13,834 dwt) radioed the Coast Guard shortly before midnight on August 24 reporting that it had been in a collision with another vessel.
Thai-listed Regional Container Lines (RCL) is undertaking fleet renewal as it aims to improve efficiency ... The company said the sale was to improve efficiency of is fleet and expects that further old vessels will be depreciated in future ... Related ... .
Evergreen’s new containership Ever Max completed the U.S. portion of her maiden voyage setting new records including becoming the largest containership to dock at Baltimore’s Seagrit MarineTerminal. Port officials hailed her arrival as part of their ongoing efforts over the past few years to expand the port’s capacity ... ....
China launched the world’s second dual-fuel methanol containership on August 17 as efforts begin to accelerate the adoption of the alternative fuel to reduce emissions ... Eastway, one of the operating companies in the X-Press Feeders group placed the order initially for eight dual-fuel containerships in December 2021.