Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers. They are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo.

Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.

Today, about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container ships, and the largest modern container ships can carry over 23,000 TEU. Container ships now rival crude oil tankers and bulk carriers as the largest commercial seaborne vessels.

Largest container ships

Below you will find world largest container ships ever built. If you want to see a specific ship, please fill the request form.


HMM Algeciras Bow View

HMM Algeciras

Recently launched in the Republic of Korea, HMM Algeciras, the world largest container vessel with a capacity…
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MSC Gülsün

MSC Gülsün is a explorer-class container ship, at the time of her launch in 2019 is currently the…