Thursday, December 30, 2010


Emma MaerskToday we have a long-time favorite featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Emma Maersk (IMO: 9321483, Port of Registry: Taarbaek) is the largest containership around, measured in dimensions, with a total teu capacity 13,500 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group . 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 in 2006 by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. The Emma's sister vessels are (amongst others): Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk. The new MSC vessels, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to her smart design (which doesn't give her the best looks).

The Emma Maersk will arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med where she will stay for about 36 hours. She will return within about two months to Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Emma Maersk

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