Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Today's SOTD is, of course, the Emma Maersk. The Emma Maersk is the largest containership of all times with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers)according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group . Rumours are that a total capacity of 13,500 teu are also possible. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweigth of 156,907 tons. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The ship was built this year by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd.

The Emma Maersk will arrive at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven later this evening. It will primarily load containers, since it is still almost empty. The vessel will then set sail for Algeciras, the Suez canal and then towards the Far East (amongst others Singapore, Kobe, Hong Kong) on the APM AE1 line.

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