Xin Los Angeles

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Xin Los Angeles 03, leaving Port of Rotterdam, Holland 29-Aug-2007.jpg
Xin Los Angeles, leaving Port of Rotterdam
History
Name: Xin Los Angeles
Operator: China Shipping Container Lines
Port of registry:  Hong Kong
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Launched: 2006
Identification:
Status: Operational
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 107,200 DWT
Length: 336.7 m (1,105 ft)
Beam: 45.6 m (150 ft)
Draught: 14.3 m (47 ft)
Propulsion:
  • MAN B&W 12K98MC-C engines
  • 68,520 kW
Speed:
  • 25.4 knots (47 km/h) (maximum)
  • 24.7 knots (46 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity: 9,600 containers
Notes: [2]

Xin Los Angeles (also known as XLA) is a container ship owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines. She was the largest in the world at the time of her completion in 2006, but since been overtaken in size by the Maersk Line's Emma Maersk, Gudrun Mærsk and Axel Mærsk. Xin Los Angeles has a capacity of 9,600 TEUs, and is one of a class of six. She is registered in Hong Kong."Xin Los Angeles". 

Design[edit]

Xin Los Angeles was launched in 2004 in the ship-yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries and was completed in 2006. She has a deadweight tonnage of 107,200 metric tons, is 336.7 meters long and has a beam of 45.6 meters and a draft of 14.3 meters, when fully loaded. The design of the hull allows for decreased water resistance and the hull paint prevents the growth of duckweed and molluscs.

Engine[edit]

Xin Los Angeles main engines are MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots. At full power the engines provide 68,520 kW and a cruising speed when fully loaded of 23.4 knots.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xin Los Angeles (IMO: 9307217)". VesselTracker. 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Merchant Vessel - Xin Shanghai". Ships-info. 11 March 2008. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 

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