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ABS to class Maersk Line's 11 Triple-E newbuilds

ABS to class Maersk Line's 11 Triple-E newbuilds
ABS is to class Maersk Line’s 11 second generation Triple-E boxship newbuildings.

The American classification society, which classed all 20 of the first series of Triple-E vessels, is to class the eleven 19,630 teu containerships that Maersk has ordered at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

"ABS is pleased that the Maersk Group has expressed its continued confidence by classing these innovative ships with us," says ABS executive vice president and coo Tony Nassif. "ABS offices worldwide, working in unison, are providing support and analysis for Maersk in the latest standards and international codes, including the energy efficiency standards measured and mandated by the IMO."

The vessels to be deployed on the Asia – Europe trade are due to be delivered between April 2017 and May 2018.

Maersk ordered 11 vessels plus six options at DSME at the begininng of June.