Second triple-E class ship MAJESTIC MAERSK (18,270 teu) delivered

Andrew MacAlpine

Triple-E #2 at DSME / Credit: Andrew MacAlpine

Maersk Line has taken delivery of the 18,270 teu container carrier MAJESTIC MAERSK. The vessel is the second unit in a series of 20 ultra-large container ships that Maersk ordered at the South Korean Shipyard of DSME ‘Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’. The ships of this ‘triple E’ class are currently the largest container vessels in the world.

The new ship is to phase into Maersk’s ‘AE10’ Far East to Europe and Baltic Sea service, where she is to replace the 13,092 teu MAERSK ELBA. The MAJESTIC MAERSK follows the series’ lead ship MAERSK MC-KINNEY MOLLER, delivered at the beginning of July.

The MAJESTIC MAERSK is 399.00m long and 59.00m (23 rows) wide. She is powered by a fully redundant twin-engine, twin-propeller and twin-rudder propulsion system. Two MAN B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 engines, each fitted with an exhaust gas economizer, with an MCR of 29,680 kW will drive the ship at a moderate service speed of 22 knots. The EEE-series’ reefer capacity has not been disclosed but it is estimated at around 1,800 units.

In late September, the new ship will make an off-schedule call at Copenhagen, where she is to be christened by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.

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