A.P. Moeller Maersk has announced that one of its vessels – the Mumbai Maersk – has broken the record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed after it left dock at Tanjung Pelepas Port in Malaysia carrying 19,038 TEU.
The second-generation, Triple-E vessel, which has a capacity of 20,568 TEU, will arrive in Rotterdam on September 5, 2018.
The largest-ever containership cargo? Triple E Mumbai Maersk just set a #shipping world record with 19,038 TEU at Tanjung Pelepas Port, #Malaysia. https://t.co/3FtRWo94Fg pic.twitter.com/ZlrnYeZUDg
— Maersk (@Maersk) August 22, 2018
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It is newest vessel to enter the Asia-to-Europe service having joined Maersk’s fleet in May 2018.
In breaking the record, it surpasses the Madison Maersk, which reached 18,215 TEU in 2015, and becomes the first container ship ever to carry more than 19,00 TEU.
Keith Svendesn, Chief Operating Officer at APM Terminals, who will receive the Mumbai Maersk when it reaches Rotterdam, said: “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.”
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