The COSCO Shipping Line’s “Nebula” was delivered to its owners in October of 2018. It can carry more than 21,000 twenty-foot-equivalent shipping containers, or TEU’s.
A sister ship of the previously-delivered COSCO “Universe”, the “Nebula” has an total length of 400 meters (1312 feet), is 58.6 meters (192 feet) wide, has a moulded depth of 33.5 meters (110 feet), and draws 16 meters (52 feet).
It has a design speed of 22 knots, a maximum deadweight of 198,000 tons, and a maximum load of 21,237 TEUs.
In the decade since it took over the port of Piraeus, the Chinese giant COSCO has remade it into the second-largest in the Mediterranean. And it has ambitious plans to do more, as China seeks to increase investments in the country.
The maritime conglomerate is a Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supply company which ranks third in the world both in the number of container ships and in aggregate container volume.