Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, has been named during a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
The ship, the largest in the world and the first of 20 the company has ordered to be phased into the Asia-northern Europe route over the coming years, bears the name of the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who passed away last year at the age of 98.
Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou welcomed the ceremony party and handed the podium to Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the youngest daughter of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who christened the vessel.
The Triple-E is the largest ship in the world, and is expected to set new standards in the container industry, not just for size, but also of energy efficiency and environmental performance.
With unique design features for slower speeds and maximum efficiency, this vessel will emit 50 per cent less CO2 per container moved than the current average on the Asia-Europe route, Maersk Line noted.