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The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe

The world's largest 400 meters long container ship is the first of five '19100TEU' ordered in 2013 from South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered in November by China Shipping Container Lines.

The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
The world's largest container ship '19100TEU' arrives at Yangshan International Container Terminal on December 8, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The world's largest 400 meters long container ship was one of the 5 '19100TEU' bought from South Korea by China Shipping Container Lines. (Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
The world's largest container ship '19100TEU' arrives at Yangshan International Container Terminal on December 8, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The world's largest 400 meters long container ship was one of the 5 '19100TEU' bought from South Korea by China Shipping Container Lines. (Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
The world's largest container ship '19100TEU' arrives at Yangshan International Container Terminal on December 8, 2014 in Shanghai, China. The world's largest 400 meters long container ship was one of the 5 '19100TEU' bought from South Korea by China Shipping Container Lines. (Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
The maiden voyage ceremony of the world largest container ship 'CSCL Globe' is held at Port of Qingdao on December 4, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. The 'CSCL Globe' is the first ship co-built by China Shipping container Lines Co.,Ltd and Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. Co of South Korea. CSCL Globe measures 400m in length, 58.6m in width and 30.5m in depth. (Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
The maiden voyage ceremony of the world largest container ship 'CSCL Globe' is held at Port of Qingdao on December 4, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong province of China. The 'CSCL Globe' is the first ship co-built by China Shipping container Lines Co.,Ltd and Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. Co of South Korea. CSCL Globe measures 400m in length, 58.6m in width and 30.5m in depth. (Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
In a photo taken on December 3, 2014 a test container is lowered onto the deck of an under-construction Maersk triple-E class container ship at the Daewoo DSME shipyard in Okpo, 60km south of Busan. At some 400 metres long and capable of carrying over 18,000 containers, triple-E class ships are the largest currently in operation. Danish shipping company Maersk has ordered 20 of the vessels across two contracts totalling some 3.8 billion US dollars, with deliveries to be completed in 2015. Expected to be deployed on Maersk's Asia - Europe routes, the ships use a combination of engine technology and a slower cruising speed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and are touted as being considerably more efficient than rival classes. (AFP/Getty Images)
The world’s largest container ship on the way to Europe
A photo taken on December 3, 2014 shows a general view of the deck of an under-construction Maersk triple-E class container ship at the Daewoo DSME shipyard in Okpo, 60km south of Busan. At some 400 metres long and capable of carrying over 18,000 containers, triple-E class ships are the largest currently in operation. Danish shipping company Maersk has ordered 20 of the vessels across two contracts totalling some 3.8 billion US dollars, with deliveries to be completed in 2015. Expected to be deployed on Maersk's Asia - Europe routes, the ships use a combination of engine technology and a slower cruising speed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and are touted as being considerably more efficient than rival classes. (AFP/Getty Images)