Friday, August 16, 2013

MAERSK MC-KINNEY MØLLER

Today we have worlds largest containership Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (IMO: 9619907, Port of Registry: Hellerup, Denmark) featuring as the ship of the day. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk's new Triple E class of container vessels. She has a length of 399 meters, width of 59 meters and a draught of 16 meter. The vessel has the largest cargo capacity in TEU (18,720) of any ship yet constructed. She was constructed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea, launched in February 2013 and entered service in July 2013. The vessel is propelled by two MAN-B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 engines delivering 2 × 29,680 kW, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 23 knots. She was named after Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the CEO of Maersk between 1965 and 1993 and passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98. The Triple E class sets new standards in the container industry, not just for size, but also of energy efficiency and environmental performance. With unique design features for slower speeds and maximum efficiency, this vessel will emit 50% less CO2 per container moved than the current average on the Asia-Europe route. Maersk Line has ordered a total of 20 of these vessels, which will be phased in gradually over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe (AE10). The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrived this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller.

For more background info, please take a look at the website worldslargestship.com which was especially launched by Maersk line for the celebration of the Triple E class.

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