Mumbai Maersk Sets World Record for Highest-Ever Load

Maersk’s second generation Triple-E vessel Mumbai Maersk has loaded 19,038 TEU, setting a world record for highest-ever load for a single containership and surpassing the 19,000-mark for the very first time for any vessel in the world.

The world record load has raised a new bar for Maersk, beating Madison Maersk’s record of 18,215 TEU, which was achieved in 2015.

The ship left the dock of Tanjung Pelepas Port, Malaysia, over the past weekend and is headed toward Europe, its first stop being the Port of Rotterdam on September 5.

The Mumbai Maersk has a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU and it is the latest addition to the company’s Triple-E fleet. Namely, it was delivered in May 2018 and is deployed on the Asia-to-Europe service (AE5).

“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,” says Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer at APM Terminals.

Mumbai Maersk is part of a series of eleven containerships, which will be delivered until end of 2018.

The first from the series, Madrid Maersk, was delivered in April 2017, followed by 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, based on the data from VesselsValue.

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