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China finishes the construction of its “megacargo”: its surface is equivalent to three football fields

It has been baptized as Cosco Shipping Taurus and is ready to carry 20.000 containers. This is the biggest cargo vessel ever built in China, in the capital state shipyard Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), and is 400 long and more than 58 metres wide.

It has a surface that is equivalent to three football fields, as announced by the local press. Its predecessor in size, Vasco da Gama, is able to carry 18.000 containers. Its shipowner assures that, despite its size, it can reach up to 22 knots speed. It has cost more than 120$ million.

Source: Faro de Vigo

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