Friday 16th August 2013, the world’s largest containership, MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrived in Rotterdam on her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe. The nautical service providers and KOTUG’s RT Champion welcomed the vessel.
MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk’s Triple E class of container vessels. She has the largest cargo capacity in TEU of any ship yet constructed, and is the longest ship in service worldwide as of 2013. She was constructed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea, and entered service in July 2013. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the world’s largest container ship, totalling 399 metres (1,309 ft) in length and with a cargo capacity of 18,270 TEU containers.Her efficiency is maximized by fuel-efficient engines and a maximum speed of 23 knots, reducing her fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent compared to the previous most efficient cargo vessel.
View aerial video, made by NOS: http://nos.nl/l/541003
Photo made by Cok de Coninck.