Maersk Line reports they have upped the bar today for the most containers ever loaded on to a ship.
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller left Algeciras today with the world-record load of 18,168TEU en route to Tanjung Pelepas.
Niels Vestergaard Pedersen, Captain of Maersk McKinney Moller commented, “Personally I am both very proud, and humbled, to be the Captain of the iconic Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, and to be the first vessel to cross the 18,000 TEU limit. All crew members have shared their excitement with cameras, questions, and of course a lot of planning and calculations.
“It is not an easy task to fill up a vessel like this. It is difficult to make a record like this, with a few people pushing, and many highlighting the risks. It is 100% team work all over the line, and a lot of planning and thoughts had been done” adds Captain Niels Vestergaard Pedersen.