MSC Daniela

MSC Daniela
Name: MSC Daniela
Operator: Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Port of registry:  Panama
Ordered: 1 July 2006
Yard number: 1708
Launched: 2008
General characteristics
Class and type: container ship
  • 165,000 DWT
  • 135,000 GT
Length: 366,00 m
Beam: 51,00 m
Draft: 15,00 m
  • 25.2 knots (maximum)
  • 23.5 knots
Capacity: 14,000 TEU
Crew: 30

MSC Daniela is a container ship operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company that at 366 meters (1,200 ft) is one of the largest container ships of the world, with a TEU cargo capacity of 14,000 containers. The building of MSC Daniela was started on 1 July 2006 and finished at the end of 2008; the ship was subsequently crowned as the largest according to cargo capacity. The shipbuilder was Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea.

However, despite her larger claimed capacity, MSC Daniela is now 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. Maersk, her Danish owners, list a container carrying capacity of 18,000 TEU for their Triple E class.[1] The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller is the first of a class of 20 identical Triple E vessels that Maersk has ordered.

In 2013, China Shipping Container Lines ordered five ships with a capacity of 18,400 TEU[2] from Hyundai Heavy Industries,[3] topping the Triple E class. Delivery was to begin in late 2014.[2]


MSC Daniela has an overall length of 366 metres (1,200 ft), a moulded beam of 51 metres (167 ft) and draft, when the ship is fully loaded of 15 metres (49 ft). The deadweight of the vessel is 165,000 (dwt) metric tons and the gross tonnage is 135,000 gross tons. The ship is large and requires a strong and reliable engine. Powered by a MAN SE B&W 12K98MC-C diesel engine with total output of 98,280 hp, the vessel is able to realize a maximum speed of 25.2 knots, while the cruising speed is 23.5 knots.[4]


Built Ship Name Shipyard Hull Number
2009 MSC Beatrice Samsung 1709
2009 MSC Danit Daewoo 4135
2009 MSC Camille Daewoo 4136
2009 MSC Kalina Samsung 1710
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

See also


  1. "Triple-E Class Container Ships". Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Vessel ordering mania – why?" Container Insight Weekly, 30 June 2013. Accessed: 1 September 2013.
  3. "UASC places US$1.4B boxship contract" World Cargo News, 30 August 2013. Accessed: 1 September 2013.
  4. "MSC Daniela - Container Ship". Retrieved 13 August 2010.
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