Container ship services
Leading the way in container ship design
We have vast experience and knowledge of container ship design, construction and operational support and are committed to meeting market needs.
Lloyd's Register has vast experience and knowledge of container ship design, construction and operational support and is committed to meeting market needs. Most of today's large post-panamax ships are classed by Lloyd's Register or are sisters of ships developed in association with us.
What is our experience?
We currently class around 450 container ships, ranging from small feeder ships to the new breed of super post-panamax ships. Over the years we have been involved in many aspects of container ship design innovation, including the development of hatchcoverless container ships and ultra large container ships.
Recent deliveries to Lloyd's Register class include COSCO Asia, the largest container ship built in Korea to date. The Lloyd's Register order book currently includes container ships with capacities ranging in size from 600 teu to more than 13,000 teu.
How can Lloyd's Register help?
Ultra Large Container Ships
Since 1999 Lloyd's Register has been leading the way in developing the optimum ultra large container ship (ULCS). Working with shipping economists Ocean Shipping Consultants Ltd (OSC) we have investigated optimum capacity, structural performance, propulsion issues and economic benefits.
New Panamax (NPX) Container Ships
The Panama Canal "Third Set of Locks" project is now underway. When the new locks are finished, in August 2014, they will be able to accommodate container ships almost as large as the ULCS. Working once more with OSC, we have investigated capacity, operational and economic benefits. Further information can be found in our presentation that was presented at the Boxship 2007 conference in Hamburg.
Large container ships can be vulnerable to parametric roll the phenomenon of large unstable roll motion suddenly occurring in head or stern seas. This can have severe consequences, such as loss of containers, machinery failure, structural damage, and even capsize. Further information can be found in our parametric rolling information sheet.
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