Munkebo Maersk to be Largest Ship Ever to Sail on the Thames

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Munkebo Maersk, screen shot via ShippingTV

Maersk Line’s triple-E class containership Munkebo Maersk will call at the DP World London Gateway port on the morning of 26 February. With a capacity of 18,270 TEUs, she will be the largest vessel ever to sail up the Thames River.

DP World London Gateway
Image: DP World London Gateway

Chris Gosling from ShippingTV notes Maersk Line saw a huge jump in profits in 2014 of $2.2 billion as compared to $1.5 billion in 2013. At the same time, shipping capacity within the company grew significantly as 11 Triple-Es were delivered in 2014 with 5 more scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2015.

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