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The largest container ships in the world from 1995 to today

The largest container ship classes in each case are listed below in chronological order, with details of the container capacity in TEU and the valid period. The respective type ship is named. If available, I also list ships that I have photographed (with indication of the IMO number), as far as they fit into the specified time frame with regard to their delivery.

sonamed "NYK Altair" class - 4743 TEU - 12/1994 until 08/1995

type ship: NYK Altair

sonamed OOCL "S" class, 1st generation - 5344 TEU - 08/1995 until 11/1995

type ship: OOCL California

sonamed Maersk "K" class - 6418 TEU - 11/1995 until 09/1997

type ship: Regina Maersk

Maerks Kleven - IMO 9085546
Kirsten Maersk - IMO 9107887

sonamed Maersk "S" class - 7226 TEU - 09/1997 until 03/2003

type ship: Sovereign Maersk

A.P. Møller - IMO 9214898

sonamed Maersk "A" class - 8272 TEU - 03/2003 until 07/2004

type ship: Axel Maersk

Arthur Maersk - IMO 9260445
Adrian Maersk - IMO 9260457

sonamed "CSCL Asia" class - 8468 TEU - 07/2004 until 03/2005

type ship: CSCL Asia - IMO 9285976

CSCL Europe - IMO 9285988
CSCL Oceania - IMO 9286009

sonamed "Colombo Express" class - 8749 TEU - 03/2005 until 05/2005

type ship: Colombo Express - IMO 9295244

all other ships of this class were built after 05/2005

sonamed Maersk "G" class - 9024 TEU - 05/2005 until 07/2005

type ship: Gudrun Maersk

sonamed "MSC Pamela" class - 9024 TEU - 07/2005 until 02/2006

type ship: MSC Pamela

sonamed "COSCO Guangzhou" class - 9469 TEU - 02/2006 until 07/2006

type ship: COSCO Guangzhou - IMO 9305570

COSCO Ningbo - IMO 9305582
COSCO Beijing - IMO 9308508

sonamed "Xin Los Angeles" class - 9572 TEU - 07/2006 until 08/2006

type ship: Xin Los Angeles

all other ships of this class were built after 08/2006

sonamed Maersk "E" class - 15550 TEU - 08/2006 until 11/2012

type ship: Emma Maersk - IMO 9321483

Estelle Maersk - IMO 9321495
Eleonora Maersk - IMO 9321500
Ebba Maersk - IMO 9321524
Elly Maersk - IMO 9321536
Eugen Maersk - IMO 9321550

sonamed CMA CGM "Explorer" class, 2nd generation - 16020 TEU - 11/2012 until 07/2013

type ship: CMA CGM Marco Polo - IMO 9454436

CMA CGM Jules Verne - IMO 9454450

sonamed Maersk "EEE" class, 1st generation - 18340 TEU - 07/2013 until 11/2014

type ship: Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller

Matz Maersk - IMO 9619983
Mayview Maersk - IMO 9619995

sonamed "CSCL Globe" class, - 19000 TEU - 11/2014 until 12/2014

type ship: CSCL Globe

CSCL Pacific Ocean - IMO 9695133

sonamed MSC "Olympic" class, - 19224 TEU - 12/2014 until 06/2016

type ship: MSC Oscar - IMO 9703291

MSC Oliver - IMO 9703306

sonamed MSC "Pegasus" class, - 19437 / 19462* TEU - 06/2016 until 03/2017

type ship: MSC Jade - IMO 9762326

MSC Rifaya* - IMO 9767388

sonamed "MOL Triumph" class, - 20170 TEU - 03/2017 until 04/2017

type ship: MOL Triumph

all other ships of this class were built after 04/2017

sonamed Maersk "EEE" class, 2nd generation - 20568 TEU - 04/2017 until 05/2017

type ship: Madrid Maersk

all other ships of this class were built after 05/2017

sonamed OOCL "G" class, - 21413 TEU - 05/2017 until 07/2019

type ship: OOCL Hong Kong

sonamed MSC "Megamax 24" class, - 23756 TEU - 07/2019 until 04/2020

type ship: MSC Gülsün

sonamed "HMM Megamax" class, - 23964 / 23820* TEU - 04/2020 until 07/2021

type ship: HMM Algeciras - IMO 9863297

HMM Copenhagen - IMO 9863302
HMM Dublin - IMO 9863314
HMM Gdansk - IMO 9863326
HMM Hamburg - IMO 9863338
HMM Southampton* - IMO 9868340

sonamed Evergreen "A" class, - 23992 TEU - 07/2021 until ?

type ship: Ever Ace - IMO 9893890

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