World’s largest container ship makes maiden voyage

Maersk giant sails Danish waters for the first time

The world’s largest container ship, the ’Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller’, sailed under the Storbæltsbro bridge between Zealand and Funen on Tuesday on its way to a short dockage in Aarhus before continuing on to Gdansk, Poland.

Although the 400-metre long ship can carry over 18,000 20-foot containers – several thousand more than the previous record – a redesign of the deck area actually lowers the cost per container. The vessel was built for Maersk by the South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard and is the first of 20 scheduled to be built as part of Maersk’s Triple-E series.

There are no public events planned for the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, which is on a working voyage. The public will be able to get a look at a Triple-E series ship when the next ship in the series docks in Langelinie in Copenhagen in late September. The ship is christened after the the late legendary businessman of the same name