The title of biggest cargo ship in the world belongs to the Maersk E-class of container ships. All eight ships in the class are 397.7 m/1,305 ft long. Their beams are 56.4 m/185 ft. Their maximum TEU is 14,770. The GT for all the ships is 151,687.
The Largest Cargo Ship: Number 2 to 5
At number two are the following: the MSC Beatrice, MSC Bettina, MSC Camille, MSC Daniela, MSC Emanuela, MSC Evac, MSC Gaia, MSC Irene, MSC Kalina and MSC Dan. All these ships are 366.0 m/1,200.8 ft long with 51.0 m/167.3 ft beams. The maximum TEU is 13,200 and the GT 135,000.
At number three is the MSC Luciana. It is 366.0 m/1,200.8 ft long with a 45.6 m/150 ft beam. The maximum TEU is 11,660 and the GT is 120,000. Tied at number four are the MSC Melatilde and the MSC Paloma. Both are 366.0 m/1,200.8 long with 51.0 m/167.3 ft beams. The maximum TEU is 13,200 and the GT is 135,000.
At number five are the Maersk Edinburg, Maersk Eindhoven, Maersk Emden and Maersk Essen. The ships are 366.0 m/1,200.8 ft long with 48.2 m/158 ft beams. The maximum TEU is 13,092. The GT is 135,000 for the ships.
At number six is the CMA CGM Andromeda. The ship is 363.0 m/1,190.9 ft long. The beam is 45.6 m/150 ft. The maximum TEU is 11,356. The GT is 120,000. Tied for number seven are the MSC Francesca and the MSC Sola. Both are 366.0 m/1,200.8 ft long. The beams are 45.6 m/150 ft. The GT is 120,000 and the maximum TEU 11,312.
At number eight is the CMA CGM Vela. The ship’s length is 47.5 m/1,140 ft. The beam is 45.2 m/148 ft. The GT is 128,600 and the maximum TEU is 11,040.
Tied at the number nine spot are the CMA CGM Hydra, CMA CGM Musca and the CMA CGM Thalassa. The ships are 346.5 m/1,137 ft long. The beam is 45.2 m/148 ft. The maximum TEU is 10,980. The GT is 109,000.
Six ships are tied at the number tenth spot for the biggest cargo ship list. They are the Georg Maersk, Gerd Maersk, Gjertrud Maersk, Grete Maersk, Gudrun Maersk and Gunvor Maersk. All these ships are 367.3 m/1,205 ft long and with 42.8 m/140 ft beams. The maximum TEU is 10,150. The GT is 97,933.