MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk’s Triple E class of container vessels. At the time of its entry into service in 2013, it had the largest cargo capacity in TEU of any vessel, and was the longest container ship in service worldwide. Constructed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea, it was launched in February 2013 and entered operational service in July 2013. It was named for Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the CEO of Maersk between 1965 and 1993. The ship is the first of a class of 20 identical vessels.
Along with its Triple E class sister ships, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller was the world’s largest and most efficient operational container ship at the time of its completion, totalling 400 metres (1,300 ft) in length and with a cargo capacity of 18,270 TEU containers. Its efficiency is maximized by fuel-efficient engines and a maximum speed of 23 knots, reducing its fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent compared to the previous most efficient cargo vessel. However, due to its size and cost, its efficiency is severely reduced if it is not fully loaded; the shipping analyst Richard Meade asserts that it is “probably the most inefficient ship ever built” when half-loaded. During normal operations, the Møller is manned by a crew of 19, although it has sufficient accommodation for 34 people.
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- Class: Maersk’s Triple E class
- Tonnage: 194,849 GT
- Length: 400 m (1,312 ft)
- Beam: 59 m (194 ft)
- Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
- Capacity: 18,270 TEU
- Installed power: 2 × MAN-B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 (39,800 hp)