MV Colombo Express17. 9. 2022
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
|Port of registry||Hamburg, Germany|
|Operator||Hapag-Lloyd Container Line division|
|Builder||Hyundai Heavy Industries|
|Christened||11. April, 2005|
|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)|