Triple-E Container Ship Leaves Spain With Record Load

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Wed, Aug 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

gCaptain notes that the Triple-E class container ship MV Mary Maersk left Spain with a world record 17,603 containers loaded. The ship, which can carry 18,270 containers, requires modification at ports to allow for its full capacity to be utilised.

MV Mary Mearsk is the third vessel in Maersk Line’s Triple-E class, which have nominal capacity of 18,270 TEU, although port restrictions have prevented the vessels from reaching full capacity.

“Algeciras has been preparing for full utilisation of the Triple-E for more than a year,” says Carlos Arias, head of the South Europe Liner Operations Cluster. “This included the upgrading of four existing cranes and the arrival of four new Triple-E cranes.”

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