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Maersk Line takes delivery of EMMA MÆRSK - the world's largest container vessel

Today, 1 September 2006, Maersk Line will take delivery of M/S EMMA MÆRSK built by Odense Steel Shipyard. The EMMA MÆRSK is the first in a new series of PS-class vessels and is one of the most environmentally friendly container vessels ever built. As part of Maersk Line's fleet of modern container vessels, she will set new standards for global shipping, creating further opportunities for our customers.

Press Release

Measuring 397 metres long and 56 metres wide, the EMMA MÆRSK is the world's largest container vessel. The vessel is able to carry 11,000 twenty-foot containers (TEU). Other features include:

High-scale automation and complete monitoring by advanced computer systems. Therefore, the vessel can be operated by a crew of just 13

Waste heat recovery system, reducing fuel consumption and emissions

Protected fuel tanks located in the centre of the double hull

Reduced solvent content paint and environmentally friendly silicone antifouling paint below the waterline reducing water resistance, and cutting the vessel's fuel consumption by 1,200 tonnes per year

1,000 forty-foot equivalent (FFE) refrigerated container capacity

Patented lashing system ensuring quick and safe lashing of deck containers

The EMMA MÆRSK will enter our worldwide service network on the AE1 (Europe - Far East) service. The vessel's first port of call will be Aarhus, Denmark, on 7 September 2006.


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