MSC Bruxelles

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MSC Bruxelles in Virginia
Name: MSC Bruxelles
Owner: Santa Loretta Shipping Corp[1]
Operator: Redeerei Claus-Peter Offen BmbH & Co[1]
Port of registry: Monrovia,  Liberia[1]
Builder: Samsung Heavy Industries[1]
Yard number: 1511[1]
Completed: November 2005[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 337m[1]
Beam: 46m[1]
Draft: 15m[1]
Depth: 27m[1]
Installed power: 68,520kW(93,159hp)[1]
Propulsion: 1 oil engine[1]

MSC Bruxelles is one of the largest container ships in the world. This ship is owned by Santa Loretta Shipping Corp.[1]

Hull and engine[edit]

MSC Bruxelles was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in yard 1511 and was finished in November 2005.[1] This dry cargo[2] container ship is operated by Redeerei Claus-Peter Offen BmbH & Co and the Port of Registry is located in Monrovia, Liberia.[1] MSC Bruxelles has a length of 337m, a beam of 46m, a draught of 15m, and a depth of 27m.[1]

MSC Bruxelles is powered by a MAN-B&W 12K98MC-C, 2 stroke 12 cylinder engine, capable of producing 68,520 kW, or 93,159 hp driving one fixed pitch propeller.[1]


According to Tribune Business News this ship is 217 feet longer and 50 feet wider than the aircraft carrier Yorktown.[3] When docking in the Port of Charleston, it showed the future of ships and shipping. Big ships and bigger ships are to come to this industry.[4] MSC Bruxelles docked in Hampton Roads the councilman commented "There is no room for error anymore. You've got to be right on."[5] Councilman continues to comment that this ships record won't last.[5] Finally he comments that the bigger the ships the more jobs that we are creating for our economy.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Lloyd's Register of Shipping (2007). Register of Ships. London: Lloyd's Register of Shipping. p. 2198. ISBN 978-1-906313-04-3. 
  2. ^ "MSC Bruxelles". Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Slade, David (Aug 2, 2011). "Ships Just Get Bigger: 2 Weeks After the Massive MSC Bruxelles' Visit, Another 1,000-plus-footer on the Way". McClatchy - Tribune Business News. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Leach, Peter (Jul 21, 2011). "Charleston Handles Record-Sized Container Ship". Journal of Commerce. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Frost, Peter (Jul 20, 2011). "Biggest Ship Yet Visits Hampton Roads, but Record Won't Last Long". Daily Press. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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