Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MAERSK Line orders World's LARGEST and efficient Container SHIPS


Maersk the leading containership carrier has ordered 10 World's largest and efficient Container Ships ever, each of them has the capacity to carry 18,000 Tue (Twenty-Feet Containers), these gigantic containerships are classified as ' Triple-E '.

"Called the ‘Triple-E’ class for the three main purposes behind their creation — Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved — these new container vessels do not just set a new benchmark for size: they will surpass the current industry records for fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per container moved held by the Emma Mærsk class vessels."

These containerships will be built in Korea by Daewoo Ship Building & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd and are set for the Delivery between 2013 and 2015. The Containerships will be deployed on Asia - Europe trade lanes. So far only Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Bremerhaven have ports deep enough to accommodate the containership of this size. Each of this Triple-E Class vessel will cost US $ 190 Million, which means the total amount of this order would be approx US $ 2 Billion, making it the single largest order ever placed in the Containership Industry.