Mary Maersk sails from Algeciras with 17,603 TEUs, sets a world record!
A record has been set with a Triple-E vessel carrying the highest ever number of containers between Europe and Asia. On Monday morning, 21 July, Mary Maersk left Algeciras, Spain on its eastward journey, bound for Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. But this was not just any voyage. On board were no less than 17,603 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), the highest number ever loaded on a vessel. The third vessel in the Triple-E series, Mary Maersk has a nominal capacity of 18,270 TEU, but so far that capacity has not been fully utilised. One prerequisite has been preparing the terminals for the added size, explains Carlos Arias, head of the South Europe Liner Operations Cluster. Mary Maersk is now underway to its next stop, Yantian, China, with a somewhat lighter load, but by the end of the month it will be steaming west again, with another full load of cargo. Source: Maersk Line
DSME of South Korea delivers third EEE-type MARY MAERSK (18,270 teu)
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