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.