Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The Maersk Edinburgh (IMO: 9456757, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Edinburgh was one of the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edison, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. Containers are carried 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatch-covers. The maximum capacity of each ship is 7,074 TEU on deck and 6,018 TEU below deck, making 13,092 TEU in total. The vessels are deployed in Maersk's AE-8 loop. The vessels are crucial in Maersk's strategy to maintain and expand market share. Rumours are that Maersk is also considering 18,000 teu vessels to be built in the following years.

The Maersk Edinburgh arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will return to Rotterdam next week on her second call to Rotterdam in the loop.
Maersk Edinburgh

Click here for the current position of the Maersk Edinburgh

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