Maersk Line on 14 June 2013 unveiled the World’s Largest Container ship. With the launch of the new fleet of super-size vessels, Denmark’s Maresk Line hope to deliver better saving and returns in form of profits in the industry that is suffering due to overcapacity, cut-throat competition and weak economies.
The 55000 tonne ship has been named as Maersk McKinney Moller (on the name of son of Maersk group founder). The ship was unveiled in the South Korean Shipyard, where it was built. Maersk Line is a unit of the oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk. These are also called Triple E vessel because of its design standards, which is based on Economies of Scale, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Improvements.
The length of the newly launched vessel is equivalent to four football pitches and it has been developed at an expense of 185-million US dollars and is the first of the twenty ships that is to be delivered to Maersk Line. The Maersk McKinney Moller vessel is 400 meter long and 59 meter wide and has a capacity of transport 18270 containers of size 20 foot.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. The first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904.