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.
Sixteen crew members were safely rescued by the Chinese containership crew from a chemical tanker that was in danger at sea. The PhilippinesCoast Guard is honoring the crew of a Chinese containership for its brave actions ... containership Sheng An came upon the two rafts.
The PhilippinesCoast Guard is honoring the crew of a Chinese containership for its brave actions in saving the crew from a chemical tanker that was in distress ... The 13 Indonesians and three Chinese crewmembers were rescued about four hours later when the Hong Kong-registered containership Sheng An came upon the two rafts.
Even restricting the Panama Canal number of Neo-Panamax transits to just five there should still be enough capacity for containerships, however, it will be a different story for other vessel types such as gas carriers.
MSC controls nearly 25% of all containerships that are 20 years old or more according to analyst Alphaliner. In its weekly report Alphaliner highlighted that 20% of containership fleet capacity, or just under 3 million teu, was now aged 20 years or more. There are around 1,200 containerships that are now aged 20 years or over.
A San Francisco area swim club had a little extra excitement on its seventh and final “Swimming for Alcatraz,” event over the weekend when one of CMA CGM’s large containerships crossed their course coming very close to the swimmers ... In the video, one swimmer appears to be very close to the bow of the unidentified containership.
Yara and North Sea Container Line (NCL) are collaborating to produce the first green ammonia powered containership, agreeing to put safety at the forefront of the vessel design and operation. Yara CleanAmmonia AS and North Sea Container Line AS are establishing a joint venture ...Related. NYK starts conversion of world’s first ammonia-fuel tugboat ... .
An innovative project in Norway seeks to build what could become the world’s first ammonia-powered containership ... “The green journey started with the Yara Birkeland, the world's first self-driving electric containership, and now we continue it with the Yara Eyde, which will be the world's first containership on pure ammonia.".
The container shipping segment could be beginning a much longer and more challenging period according to a new analysis from Sea-Intelligence ... His firm paints a troubling picture for the industry in response to the questions of when the current overcapacity will come into balance and how the industry will overcome its current challenges ... ....
The global container shipping industry is at the cusp of a major configuration in terms of fleet age as newbuilds prepare to enter service over the next two years and replace an aging fleet. According to the industry trade group BIMCO, the container fleet has reached its highest average age since 2010... ....