MAERSK Line says its Mumbai Maersk vessel has set a world record for the highest load for a single container ship with a total of 19,038TEU.
Surpassing the 19,000TEU mark is seen as significant by many in the industry.
Mumbai departed Tanjung Pelepas Port in Malaysia last weekend and is now on its way to Europe, the first stop being Rotterdam on September 5.
The Mumbai Maersk is a second generation Triple-E class vessel with a nominal capacity of 20,568 TEU. It entered Maersk’s Triple-E fleet in May and is deployed on the Asia-to-Europe service.
The world record load of 19,038 TEU surpassed Madison Maersk, a first generation Triple-E class vessel, which reached 18,215 TEU three years ago.
Maersk says the Mumbai Maersk has overtaken other reported record loadings from other carriers.
The record-breaking load also marks a sign of progress on one of Maersk’s Core Priorities for this year: to make APM Terminals perform again. Tanjung Pelepas is one of the hub terminals where productivity is currently high, also benefiting Maersk Line in line with the integrator strategy.
“Our hubs are currently breaking existing productivity records. This record on most loaded containers during a port stay is one of many illustrations showing that we are well-positioned to become a company of operators who are proud, passionate and world-class at servicing our clients,” says Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer at APM Terminals.