All of us know which is the worlds largest container ship..
Does anyone know
- The smallest container ship in operation today
- It’s capacity
- Where it is operating
It would be interesting to find out isn’t it..??
1) If you are looking in terms of DWT it is the NP Bloom, IMO 9511715, 355 tonnes GRT and 976 tonnes DWT
2) From what we can see the smallest fully cellular vessel, in terms of TEU is the Bao Zhong 23, IMO 8925024 with 70TEU
Image of the NP Bloom sent by @Camebyship.. Cute isn’t she.. 🙂
On a traditional note though, I came across images of below ship(s) which as Vincent Saubin pointed out is a “djahazi” which means boat and is from the Comores Islands..
Below narration from a YouTube Video explains it all..
The djahazi, the traditional vessels of the Comoros Islands were used until 2006 to transport containers to the docks of the capital Moroni.
In 2006, following the modernisation of the port the use of the djahazi was prohibited.
In the words of the curator Octavio Zaya, in his text for the Biennale general catalogue, ‘Paolo W. Tamburella has fixed and restored five of the twenty-eight boats forsaken at the port, with the help of workers from Moroni, but not as an antiquarian and nostalgic affectation.
On the contrary, in Venice, these vessels, which will be loaded with the regular shipping containers used in most of today’s trade, will stand as a metaphor for an ambivalent globality.’
The boats will arrive in Venice managed by the dockers of Moroni and loaded with containers just as they were until 2006, docking in front of the Giardini della Biennale, where they will stay for the entire period of the Biennale (22 Nov 2009).