The Departure of the CSCL Globe from Felixstowe

The CSCL Globe arrived in Felixstowe on her maiden European call on 7th January. She left on 9th January At 19,100 TEU she was the world's largest container ship. Large crowds came to both the arrival and departure and the visit was featured in national and local news. The CSCL Globe went into service in November and her reign as the world's largest container ship was only 56 days as the MSC Oscar went to sea for the first time on 8th January from the shipyard in Busan in South Korea on 8th January. At 19,226 TEU she trumps the Globe although she is slightly narrower and shorter. The extra load is accounted for by differences in construction of these behemoths. Her sister ship, the MSC Oliver is due for completion in April which will relegate the Globe to third.