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 vessels are among some of the biggest and most advanced containerships currently at sea.
The Marchen Maersk itself is the 19th of 20 vessels first announced in 2011, and like its peers is almost 400 meters long and is capable of carrying 18,000 twenty foot containers. The Triple E stands for energy efficiency, economy of scale and environmentally improved, and operates on Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe services. On June 2nd, a new order was placed for second generation Triple-Es – eleven in total – which will enter service between April 2017 and May 2018.
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