MV Colombo Express

MV Colombo Express

17. 9. 2022 0 By toner

MV Colombo Express

Colombo Express ranks among the largest container cargo ships in the world. At launch, it was the largest ever before surpassing rival Emma Mærsk in 2006. The cargo ship with a total length of 335 meters (1 099 ft) with a width of up to 43 meters (140 ft) is operated by the German company Hapag-Lloyd AG.

For this type of ship, perhaps the most important parameter is the gross tonnage, which in the case of Colombo Express is 93,750 tons and had a deadweight capacity of 104,400 tonnes. On its route, it can then move at a speed of up to 25 naval knots, which corresponds to a speed of about 46.3 km/h.

The ship was built by the well-known South Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries, as well as a number of container ships of similar size. The production took place in 2004 and 2005 and was christened  on April 11, 2005.

The ship’s home port is Hamburg, Germany, from which it regularly departs for cargo to Southeast Asia. One turn then takes him about 56 days.

technical parameters MV Colombo Express

 

Name Colombo Express
Port of registry Hamburg, Germany
Operator Hapag-Lloyd Container Line division
Owner Hapag-Lloyd
Builder Hyundai Heavy Industries
Launched 2005
Christened 11. April, 2005
Tonnage
  • 93,750 GT
  • 104,400 DWT
Identification
  • Call sign: DIHC
  • IMO number: 9295244
  • MMSI number: 211433000
Length 334.0 m (1,095.8 ft)
Beam 42.0 m (137.8 ft)
Width 43 m (140 ft)
Class and type Container ship
Speed 25.0 knots (46.3 km/h)
Installed power diesel engine,  69,700 kilowatts (93,500 hp)
Capacity 8749 TEUs

MV Colombo Express

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