MSC Beatrice

MSC Beatrice
Name: MSC Beatrice
Owner: Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Operator: Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Port of registry:  Panama
Yard number: 1709
In service: 2009 - present
Fate: Operational
General characteristics
Class and type: 14,000 TEU Class
Type: Container ship
  • 151.559 GT
  • 156.301 DWT
Length: 366.1 m (1,201 ft)
Beam: 51 m (167 ft)
Draught: 15 m (49 ft)
Propulsion: 72.240 kW MAN B&W 12K98MCC
Speed: 25.2 kn (46.7 km/h; 29.0 mph)
  • 14000 TEU
  • 1000 TEU (Reefers)
Crew: 30

MSC Beatrice is one of the largest container ships in the world. She has a maximum capacity of 13,798 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), or 10,500 TEU (14t each) and is 366 meters (1,200 ft) long.[1] Because of her size the deckhouse was moved forward. This solution increases container capacity as well as improves torsional strength[2]

She is the second of eight MSC Daniela class vessels ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries,[3] with another four class vessels ordered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), a company spun-off from Daewoo in 2000.

Despite her larger claimed capacity, MSC Beatrice is neither the longest container ship in the world, nor does it have the largest tonnage. With a length of nearly 400 meters (1,312 ft), the Triple E class Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller is the longest container ship in the world, but Maersk, her Danish owners, using a different basis of calculating capacity, initially only claimed a 13,500 TEU, but now list a container carrying capacity of 18,000 TEU.[4] The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller is the first of a class of 20 identical Triple E vessels.

Sister Ships

Built Ship Name Shipyard Hull Number
2008 MSC Daniela Samsung 1708
2009 MSC Beatrice Samsung 1709
2009 MSC Danit Daewoo 4135
2009 MSC Camille Daewoo 4136
2009 MSC Kalina[5] Samsung
2009 MSC Bettina Samsung 1711
2009 MSC Irene Samsung 1712
2009 MSC Emanuela Samsung 1713
2009 MSC Eva Samsung 1714
2009 MSC Gaia Samsung 1715
2010 MSC Melatilde Daewoo 4138
2010 MSC Paloma Daewoo 4139


  1. Containership-Info: MSC Beatrice
  2. D. Tozer and A. Penfold: Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS)
  3. Wright, Doug (13 April 2009). "MSC provides a rich variety of tonnage". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. "Triple-E Class Container Ships". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. Photo of MSC Kalina
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