The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently took delivery of the MSC Tessa megaship from the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). This enormous vessel has a deck space equivalent to four football fields and can carry as many as 24,116 TEU containers, stacked as high as 26 units.
The MSC Tessa places a strong emphasis on efficiency, which is expected given its massive size. One of its primary advancements in this area is the implementation of an air lubrication system that utilizes bubbles to decrease drag. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation asserts that this system can lower energy usage and resulting emissions by up to 4%. However, it should be noted that despite this technological enhancement, the ship still runs on marine diesel.