MSC’s latest addition

MSC’s latest addition

The MSC Daniela has a number of interesting design aspects. For instance, in order to meet SOLAS requirements for visibility, the bridge has been placed further forward from the engine room which not only increases container capacity by allowing more deck stowage but also reduces ballast water.

In addition, international regulations on the protection of fuel tanks have been met by locating the tanks in a protected area below the bridge. Reduced bending as well as increased stiffness of the hull has also been achieved and by the use of high tensile steels, steel plate thickness has been reduced allowing lightweight and strong ship construction.

The MSC Daniela is reportedly to be employed on the Mediterranean-Far East Jade service and has a service speed of 23 knots, draught of 15.5 m at 165,000 dwt, LOA of 365 m and a 51m beam that allows a 20 wide box stow on deck.