Maersk Line is to take delivery this week of the 18,270 teu container vessel MARY MAERSK from South Korea’s DSME shipyard. The vessel is the third unit in the carrier’s series of 20 ultra-large triple-E container ships and she will phase into Maersk’s ‘AE10’ Far East to Europe and Baltic Sea service, where she is to replace the 13,092 teu MAERSK ELBA. Before phase-in, the ship will perform a bunkering trip to Vostochny, Russia. In the EEE-type series, the MARY MAERSK follows the MAJESTIC MAERSK.
The MARY MAERSK is 399.00 m long and 59.00 m (23 rows) wide. The ship 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, provide an MCR of 29,680 kW per unit and 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.
Maersk Line’s new ship is named after her sponsor Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat, the wife of Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik.