On Dec. 2nd, China Shipping (Group) Company held the inaugural ceremony for CSCL GLOBE in Tianjin to celebrate the first voyage of the largest container ship (19100TEU) on Earth. Ministry of Transport deputy Minister Weng Mengyong, Tianjin vice Mayor Sun Wenkui, relevant leaders from Ministry of Transport and SASAC, heads of Tianjin Transport Committee, Customs, Commodity Inspection and classification society and China Shipping’s clients representatives attended the ceremony and visited on board. CS Group chairman Xu Lirong, vice president Huang Xiaowen and CSCL director and president Zhao Hongzhou were present. Chairman Xu Lirong and Tianjin Port Group chairman Zhang Lili made speeches on the ceremony. Before that, Tianjin Mayor Huang Xingguo met with deputy Minister Weng Mengyong and chairman Xu Lirong.
Vessel upsizing is not only the new trend of international container lines industry under the circumstance of the “New Normal” economic and shipping market, but also China Shipping’s important measure to implement the national strategic, optimize the fleet structure and increase the international competitiveness. The new delivered CSCL GLOBE is the first one of the five 19100ETU vessels that China Shipping ordered from Hyundai Shipyard. With a length of 400 meters, width of 60 meters, the vessel is bigger than four standard football fields. Being called the “A380 in Shipping Industry”, CSCL GLOBE significantly increases the brand influence of China Shipping.
Meanwhile, green development is also an important trend of international shipping industry. China Shipping has focused on building green competitiveness, deepening energy conservation and emission reduction, transforming and eliminating outdated facilities, involving in low carbon construction and implementing sustainable development. The new delivered CSCL GLOBE embodies the outstanding features in terms of fuel consumption. It saves 20% of fuel compared to the normal 10000ETU vessels. The construction and operation of the 19100ETU series vessels reflects China Shipping’s low carbon and environmental friendly operation principle.
Being located at the intersection of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city agglomeration and Bohai economic circle, Tianjin Port is the biggest comprehensive port and trade foreign trade port in northern China. It ranks among the top global ports with 13.5 million ETU throughputs in 2013. China Shipping and Tianjin Port share a long history of cooperation in terms of container shipping, bulk cargo shipping, terminal, agency and sea-railway combined transportation.
The first voyage of CSCL GLOBE in Tianjin remarks the 19100ETU series vessels’ formal operation in Far East-Europe route.