Posted on August 24, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie
Maersk has set the world record for the highest cargo load on a single containership. The vessel was loaded with 19,038 TEU, breaking the 19,000 mark for the first time.
Maersk's second-generation Triple-E vessel, Mumbai Maersk beat Madison Maersk's record of 18,215 TEU from 2015.
The ship will now transit from Tanjung Pelepas Port in Malaysia, to Europe, where it will make its first stop in Rotterdam on the 5th September.
The vessel has a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU and is the latest edition to the fleet, having only been delivered in May this year. It is deployed on the Asia-to-Europe service (AE5). Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer at APM Terminals, said:
“Our hubs are currently breaking existing productivity records. This record on most loaded containers during a port stay is one of many illustrations showing that we are well-positioned to become a company of operators who are proud, passionate and world-class at servicing our clients.”
Mumbai Maersk is part of a series of eleven containerships to be delivered by the end of 2018.
Madrid Maersk was the firs tot be delivered in 2017. The next were Munich Maersk, Moscow Maersk, Milan Maersk, Monaco Maersk in 2017 and Marseille Maersk, Murcia Maersk, Manila Maersk and Manchester Maersk in 2018, all built by DSME.
One more Triple-E containership, the 20,568 TEU Maastricht Maersk, remains to be delivered by the end of 2018.
Image and Video Courtesy: Maersk