World’s largest container ship named after Greek port Piraeus


The largest container ship to be built in the world, the ‘OOCL Piraeus,’ has been named after the largest port in Greece.

The OOCL Piraeus has a transport capacity of 24,188 TEUs with a length of 399.99 meters, width 61.30 meters (24 rows) and deadweight of 215,000 tons.

According to, the ship has recently arrived at the Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) headquarters, in the Neo Ikonio, Perama section of the port in Greece.

The ship’s arrival is passage of friendship shown between the Chinese and Greek people, and the world.

PTC CEO Zhang Anming said in a statement on Monday: “We are proud that one of the largest container transport ships in the world carries the name of the largest Greek port, Piraeus, and will carry its glorious name to the world.”

The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art systems and technology, designed to allow a more efficient economy in energy.





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