Madrid Maersk, the Latest World’s Biggest Containership, Enters Service in China

The latest ultra-large container vessel (ULCV) to wear the crown for the title of the 'world's largest containership', and one of the first vessels to surpass the 20,000 mark, has entered into service with its maiden port call in China. Maersk Line confirmed Tuesday that on 27 April 2017, Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU containership and the first of Maersk Lines' 2nd generation … [Read more...]

Maersk’s Second Generation Triple-E’s Could Carry 20,000 TEU

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Maersk Line’s 11 second generation Triple-E class vessels, due to be delivered from April next year through to May 2018, could become the first containerships to break the 20,000 teu barrier, according to Alphaliner. From images taken of the Madrid Maersk at the DSME yard in Okpo, South Korea, the consultant believes the ultra-large … [Read more...]

Maersk’s final newly enlarged vessel is set for return to work, but will Maersk cut capacity next year?

By Mike Wackett (TheLoadStar) Since the launch of its vessel upgrade programme in 2011, with the conversion of 17 of its S Class 8,200 teu ships to 9,600 teu, Maersk Line will have boosted its fleet capacity by 55,000 teu, once its latest series of upgrades is completed, according to Alphaliner. Against an industry background of capacity cut requirements, the carrier is … [Read more...]