VIDEO: Triple-E Vessel Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller on Sea Trials

Triple-E Vessel Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller on Sea Trials

Take a look at the sea trials of the most energy-efficient ship in the world – the Triple-E vessel.

Its innovative design and technological features of the vessel will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 50 per cent for every container it moves, compared to the industry average on the Asia-Europe trade.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller commenced maiden voyage on July 15th in Busan, South Korea. Open seas await the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller for the next few weeks, and the crew will no doubt enjoy the brief respite from all the attention, before the next round of festivities. The vessel is scheduled to pass through the Suez Canal on 9 August, and call Rotterdam on 16 August, the first in a string of celebrations in Northern Europe.

Ship spotters and customers alike are expected to flock to see the vessel when it visits. Meanwhile, of course, containers will be loaded and unloaded, and all the goods on board will make their way to European markets and consumers, keeping the wheels of global trade in motion.

Upcoming port calls

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands (16 August)
  • Bremerhaven, Germany (18 August)
  • Gdansk, Poland (21 August)
  • Aarhus, Denmark (26 August)
  • Gothenburg, Sweden (27 August)

World Maritime News Staff, August 6, 2013; Image: Maersk