There has been a great advancement in building of container ships all over the world today. Many companies have come up with bigger and better container ships over time. The larger container ships are devised to accommodate large amount of goods at once. This article will cover the top ten largest container ships all over the world.

10. Emma Maersk

This is an E-class container ship owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk group. It was manufactured in 2004 and has a capacity of 14770 TEU.

9. CMA CGM Marco Polo

This is a container ship registered in the UK, it has a capacity of 16020 TEU an improvement from Emma Maersk and is 400m in length.

8.CMA CGM Vasco Da Gama

This is an explorer container ship named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama. It has a capacity of 17865 TEU and was manufactured in July 2015.

7.CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin

Like the Vasco da Gama container ship, the Benjamin Franklin is named after the man considered the founding fathers of the United States. It is 399.2m in length and has a capacity of 18000 TEU.

6. Madison Maersk

This is among the very largest container ships in the world, it was manufactured in 2014 by the Daewoo shipbuilding & marine engineering. It has a more powerful engine, which results into more propulsion. It has a capacity of 18270 TEU.

5. MSC New York

This is a ship measuring 399metres in length with an overall beam of 54 meters. It sails under the flag of panama and was manufactured in 2014. It has a capacity of 18270 TEU

4.Magleby Maersk

This ship is owned by AP Moller Maersk who is a Danish ship owner owning many ships. It is classified in the triple E-Class with a capacity of 18270 TEU. It was manufactured at the Daewoo shipbuilding & marine engineering shipyard.


This is a ship classified as ultra large container ship. It is owned by the united Arab shipping company and was manufactured in SouthKorea. It emits carbon, which is lower than the different Maersk EEE class ships, which makes it environmental friendly.


It is one in the five container ships that are destined for the Asia-Europe route It is owned by the china-shipping container lines commonly referred to as CSCL. It has a capacity of 19100 TEU and was launched in November of 2014.


This is the container ship currently holding the record of the largest container ship in the world. It has a capacity of 19224TEU.

Container ships are very expensive and that is why they are owned by transport companies.