With a capacity of 19,224 teu, the first vessel from MSC’s new mega-series, MSC Oscar, has already added another 1,000 containers to what seemed to be the record just a year ago. Sunday, MSC Oscar called in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, on its maiden voyage, thus pushing the Geneva-based carrier some considerable steps up the ranking which will ultimately make it the world's biggest container carrier in 2016.
MSC Oscar will be followed by another 18 mega-vessels contributing a total of 365,000 teu to the entire fleet in 2015 and 2016, allowing the Italian-owned carrier to reduce its unit costs considerably. Per teu saving is expected to be approximately 25 percent.
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