The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the first of the Triple-E class vessels, can carry 18,000 TEU
Maersk Line has received its first Triple-E container vessel, built by the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo.
Named Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the 400m-long and 59m-wide vessel can carry 18,000 TEU, making it the largest container vessel delivered to date. The Triple-E stands for the class's three design principles "economy of scale, energy efficient and environmentally improved".
Driven by two MAN engines with an output of 32 MW each, the 193,000-gt Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller achieves a speed of 19 knots.
The Triple-E is designed and optimised for lower speeds. The unique hull design, energy-efficient engine and system that uses exhaust gas to produce extra energy to help propel the ship, make the Triple-E unmatched in energy efficiency, Maersk Line said.
The Danish shipping company has ordered a total of 20 of these vessels, which will be phased in gradually over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe.