What is EEE vessel?
They are the largest container ships in the world, with a container carrying capacity of 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Each vessel is estimated to cost $190m. Triple-E (EEE) stands for economy of scale, energy-efficient and environmentally improved vessel.
How many containers can the Maersk Triple E carry?
The Triple-E’s can carry more than 18,000 containers, piled 20 high, with 10 above deck and 10 below. But they can sail only between Europe and Asia, as their nearly 194-foot wide hull is too large to fit into American ports or to slip through the Panama Canal.
What does Triple E stand for in mega ships?
The Triple E class is a family of very large container ships with a capacity of more than 18,000 TEUs, which are owned and operated by Maersk Line. The name “Triple E” is derived from the class’s three design principles: “Economy of scale, Energy efficiency, and Environmental impact improvement”.
Where is the Maersk Triple-E class ship under construction?
Sunset Photo of a Maersk Triple-E class ship under construction at DSME shipyard, Geoje, South Korea. Photo by Thorb Hansen, Maersk
What is a Triple E class container ship?
The Triple E class is a family of very large container ships with a capacity of more than 18,000 TEUs, which are owned and operated by Maersk Line . With a length of 399.2 m (1,309 ft 9 in), when they were built they were the largest container ships in the world, but were subsequently surpassed by larger ones such as CSCL Globe.
How many ships does Maersk have?
European-Asian trade represents the company’s largest market, thus already having 100 ships serving the route. In February 2011 Maersk announced orders for a new “Triple E” family of container ships with a capacity of 18,000 TEU, with an emphasis on lower fuel consumption.
What is the Maersk Mc-Kinney Mã¸ller?
The M/V Maersk Mc-Kinney MÃ¸ller, first vessel of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s new Triple-E class container ships, leverages unprecedented economies of scale and energy efficiency, as well as a new generation of environmental safeguards.