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Work begins on the world's biggest container ship

Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun work on the project to build five 19,000 teu container ships for China Shipping Container Lines.

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Work on building the biggest container ships in the world has now begun at the major Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The five container ships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines were originally planned to be 18,400 teu, but just prior to the deadline the carrier decided to exercise an option to add 600 containers in extra capacity, which thus makes the ships bigger than the 18,400 teu Triple-E container ships Maersk Line is having built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

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