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Monaco Maersk sets loaded containership record

Monaco Maersk sets loaded containership record

The Monaco Maersk has set the record for a loaded container vessel with 19,284 teu onboard departing Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.

The load on the Monaco Maersk eclipsed the 19,190 teu on the MOL Tribune in February this year. While the largest containerships now have a nominal capacity in the 21,000 to 22,000 teu range the maximum loaded capacity is in reality considerably less. The second generation Triple E vessel Monaco Maersk has a nominal capacity of 20,568 teu.

James Wroe, Maersk Asia Pacific head of liner operations, explained that the record load is the result of outstanding dedication and full focus from everyone to set up the right operational conditions.

The vessel is sailing from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam on Maersk's AE5 service as part of its 2M alliance with MSC.

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