Maersk Line said that one of his container ships named Mumbai has a world record & # 39; has achieved by reaching a load of 19,038 TEU, the highest ever so far, surpassing the 19,000 mark for the very first time – not only for a Maersk ship, but also every barrel in the world.
Named after Mumbai
Mumbai Maersk, the second generation Triple-E ship, left the dock of the port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, this past weekend and will now sail to Europe. The first stop is expected on September 5 in Rotterdam.
The ship, with a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU, is the newest to enter the fleet of Triple-E, in May 2018, and will be deployed on the Asia-to-Europe service (AE5).
"The world recordload of 19,038 TEU has raised a new bar for Maersk by overtaking Madison Maersk, a first generation triple E-class ship that reached 2015-2018," Maersk Line said in a statement.
"At the same time Mumbai Maersk is withdrawing all other reported record loads from other companies," the company added to the statement. "The record-breaking cargo also marks a sign of progress on one of Maersk's key priorities for this year: to bring APM Terminals back to performance," said Maersk Line. "Tanjung Pelepas is one of the hub terminals where productivity is currently high, and which also benefits Maersk Line in accordance with the integrator strategy," it added.