A large container ship produced by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. was delivered to leading French container shipping group CMA CGM on Saturday in Shanghai.
The 18,000-TEU container ship, designed by China State Shipping Corporation, is the largest China has ever made, the producer said. The vessel is named "Zheng He" after the famous ancient Chinese navigator, and its deck is as large as four soccer fields.
The ship is a seventh-generation container ship, manufacturing of which has long been monopolized by the Republic of Korea.
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. said it is preparing for the construction of 20,000-TEU container ships.