Maersk Lays-Up Triple-E as Idled Fleet Closes On One Million Teu

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By Mike Wackett, The Loadstar The withdrawal of services during the winter slack season will, in the next few weeks, propel laid-up cellular capacity past the million-teu watershed to its highest level since the financial crisis began, said Alphaliner this week. Its latest data shows 263 idled containerships, totalling 934,700 teu and representing 4.7% of the total global … [Read more...]

Record Load: Watch Maersk Triple-E Leave Port with 17,152 TEU

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The Triple-E containership Madison Maersk leaves the Port of Rotterdam carrying 17,152 TEU - a record according to Maersk. Maersk says the vessel also had a record number of 298 containers loaded at the 10th tier on deck, which was a first time ever for the port of Rotterdam. This video, which was filmed October 1, was made while Madison Maersk was moored alongside APMT … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – MV Marchen Maersk, Triple-E #19


Maersk Line this week christened its newest giant Triple-E containership, MV Marchen Maersk, during a ceremony in Felixstowe. Marchen Maersk is the 19th Triple-E to set sail since the delivery of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller in 2013. The ship was christened during a small ceremony on the ship's bridge, attended by the ship's Godmother Melanie Collins. The Triple E … [Read more...]

ABS to Class Maersk’s ‘New’ Triple-E

Maersk Triple-E during sea trials. File photo (c) lappino

  International classification society ABS has been selected to class 11 ultra-large containerships (ULCs) for Denmark's Maersk Line A/S. Maersk ordered the 19,630 TEU ships from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea last month in a deal that includes options to build up to six additional vessels. ABS was chosen to class 20 of the … [Read more...]

Maersk Signs $1.8B Deal With DSME


Note: To learn more about Containerships be sure to read the excellent book The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson Maersk Line, a unit in shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Tuesday it had ordered 11 ultra-large container vessels from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co … [Read more...]

Watch: Parking a Triple-E at Felixstowe – Tug’s Perspective

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This two-part series comes to us from Shipping TV's Chris Gosling who was aboard the tug Svitzer Stanford for the maiden call of the Triple-E containership Matz Maersk at the Port of Felixstowe, April 4, 2015. The first video shows the indirect towing maneuver which helps to turn the vessel as it approaches Felixstowe. The second shows the berthing operation. Check it out: … [Read more...]