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World’s largest LNG containership makes first call in Hamburg

Christian Fernsby |
On Sunday, 8 November the Jacques Saadé was the first LNG containership of the Megamax class to berth at the Eurogate Terminal.

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With a length of 400 metres, a breadth of 61 metres and a height of 78 metres, the ‘Jacques Saadé’ is one of the world’s largest containerships.

For fuel, this vessel of the Megamax class uses Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Just now, she is unique.

Her tank contains 18,600 cubic metres of liquefied gas.

That volume suffices for a round voyage of 23,372 nautical miles between Asia and Northern Europe.

Safety is ensured by four layers of insulation in the tank, and under these a housing of non rusting stainless steel, plus sensors.

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