MSC Zoe joins DNV GL fleet

MSC ZOE joins DNV GL fleet
MSC Zoe was named after Zoe, the grand-daughter of MSC Group founder and Executive Chairman. The four year old broke the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship during the christening ceremony in Hamburg. (Credit: DNV GL).

DNV GL welcomed the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s new vessel MSC Zoe into class on Sunday when it was christened in Hamburg. MSC Zoe made her maiden voyage to Germany at the weekend and is the latest in a series of the company’s mega-container ships called the “Oscar class” – a new brand of 19,224 TEU container ships. MSC Zoe was named after Zoe, the grand-daughter of MSC Group founder and Executive Chairman, built at Daewoo’s Shipbuilding and Maritime Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea and classed by DNV GL.

“The ‘Oscar class’ has turned MSC into a forerunner in the ULCS segment, and MSC Zoe is yet another example of this advanced technology. We are very pleased to welcome the ship to Hamburg and we look forward to continuing our close cooperation with MSC in the future,” says Matthias Ritters, Regional Manager Maritime Region Germany, DNV GL – Maritime. DNV GL is the leading classification society in in the container segment, with a big share of the largest vessels being constructed according to DNV GL rules.

MSC Zoe and her sister ships MSC Oscar and MSC Oliver are designed for sustainable and energy efficient operations. A low fuel consumption diesel engine reduces the vessels’ CO2 emissions and a double hull structure provides additional strength and resistance for heavy cargo loads. 

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Facts & Figures

Length O.A.
395.4 m
Length B.P
379.4 m
Breadth MLD
59.0 m
Depth MLD
30.3 m
Draft (design)
14.5 m
Draft (scant)
16.0 m
Service speed
22.8 knots at design draft
Gross tonnage
193,000 t
Classification    DNV GL

About MSC

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is a privately owned global shipping company founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte. As one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, MSC operates 480 offices across 150 countries worldwide with over 24,000 employees. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge. MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 315 ports. For more information visit:

About DNV GL

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the company’s 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener. For more information visit: