The danish giant Maersk Line’s new addition is the world’s largest container vessel in the world: Madrid Maersk, delivered by the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).
According to Alphaliner, the new boxship has a capacity of 20,568 teu, dethroning MOL’ mega-ship “Triumph” just a few weeks later from its release.
In a press release issued on March 28th , the Japanese carrier was announcing that the world’s largest containership, MOL Triumph has been delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company. Triumph is equipped with various high-tech, energy-saving technologies that could reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per container moved by about 25-30% when compared to 14,000 TEU-class containerships and also the vessel has also was designed with the retrofit option to convert to LNG-fueled ship.
In the case of Madrid Maersk, is the first of eleven Triple E Mark II ships, the last of them will be delivered by the end of 2018. These new ships will be able to stow 24 bays of containers in length and 23 more rows of containers across the deck, increasing the nominal capacity by 12% compared with the previous versions.
However, the competition for the largest containership in the world is far from the end. Samsung Heavy Industries will deliver the OOCL Hong Kong very soon to compete with these companies.