Containership Marchen Maersk named at Felixstowe
The 18,000 TEU mega ship, the Marchen Maersk, has been officially named in a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, the company said in its press release.
One of the biggest container ships in the world, the Triple-E class vessel is operated by Maersk Line on its Asia-Europe service.
The Port of Felixstowe is firmly established as the UK's port of choice for the latest generation of mega-vessels. The Marchen Maersk is the 46th ship of 18,000 TEU or more to call there so far this year.
The port's ability to handle these huge vessels will be further enhanced when the Berth 9 extension is completed at the end of the year. The 190 metre extension will increase the length of Berths 8&9 to 920 metres and take the total berth length at the port to 3,900 metres.
Maersk Line's Triple-E class set a new standard for vessel size on the Asia-Europe trade, the world's largest, when they were first introduced in 2013. They are 399 metres long, have a beam of 59 metres and a maximum draught of 16 metres.