Maersk sets world record for single containership load

Denmark’s Maersk Line claims to have setthe a world record for the highest-ever load of containers carried on a single ship.

The second generation Triple-E vessel Mumbai Maersk left Tanjung Pelepas Port in Malaysia last weekend and is now sailing  into Europe with a load of 19,038 teu.

According to Maersk, the world record load of 19,038 teu has raised a new bar by surpassing Madison Maersk, a first generation Triple-E class vessel, which reached 18,215 TEU in 2015.

“The record-breaking load also marks a sign of progress on one of Maersk’s core priorities for this year: to make APM Terminals perform again,” Mearsk Line 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,” said Keith Svendsen, chief operating officer at APM Terminals.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


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