Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla breaks a bottle against the vessels hull during the official naming ceremony. Image courtesy Maersk Line

Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla breaks a bottle against the vessel’s hull during the official naming ceremony. Image courtesy Maersk Line

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Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, chairman of the Moller Foundation, had the honor of naming Maersk Line’s first Triple-E containership during a naming ceremony held at the DSME yard in Okpo, South Korea on Friday. The vessel bears the name of the late Mærsk McKinney-Møller, the son of A.P. Moller-Maersk group’s founder, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98.

MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. Image courtesy Maersk Line.

MV Mærsk McKinney-Møller. Image courtesy Maersk Line.

Maersk Line CEO, Soren Skou, began the ceremony by welcoming the special guests and recounting the important tradition of naming ceremonies in Maersk, dating back to 1906 when they welcomed Peter Maersk as the second vessel in the fleet.

He then passed the honour of naming the first-in-class vessel to Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the youngest daughter of Mærsk McKinney-Møller.

“I name you Mærsk McKinney-Møller,” she said. “As you sail the waters of the world, may your journeys be smooth and your tasks successful. May you bring happiness to your crew, may you be a safe haven for all who board you and may you bring pride and prosperity to all. I wish you Godspeed!”

Guests at the ceremony included Mærsk McKinney-Møller’s other two daughters, Leise Mærsk McKinney-Møller and Kirsten Maers Mc-Kinney Olufsen, the Danish ambassador to Korea, Peter Lysholt Hansen, members of the vessel crew, as well as representatives from Maersk Line, Maersk Maritime Technology and the DSME shipyard (click HERE for shipyard photos).

Up to 20 Triple-E vessels will be phased in over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe (AE10).

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  • Alan Arthur Rawlinson

    I had the honour to meet the gentleman back in 1989 when he visited the Port of Felixstowe and I helped show him the facilities. Quite a life and quite a story. Now part of Maritime history.

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  • 巧合

    Her name is Uggla and she’s pretty ugly too…what a coincidence!

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