Maersk ready to take the number one spot, the largest container ship in the world

The CMA CGM Marco Polo is currently the largest container ship in the world however in July 2013 this title will be awarded to Maersk with the launch of the Triple E.

Maersk takes delivery of the first Triple E ship in July this year. This ship leads the pack in terms of size, carrying capacity, technology and energy efficiency.

The Triple E stands for:

- Economy of scale
- Energy efficiency
- Environmentally improved

Ship Characteristics

Capacity: 18000 TEU
Length: 400 metres
Draft: 14.5 metres
Beam: 59 metres
Height: 73 metres
Optimum speed: 19 knots
Top speed: 25 knots
Deadweight: 165,000 tonnes
Engines: Twin MAN ultra-long stroke diesel engines, rated at 32 MW each, with fuel consumption of 168 g/kWh
Propellers: Twin propellers, with 4 blades, 9.8 m in diameter


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  • Comment by 'Prathap on 2013-01-27 10:51:39

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