The MOL Triumph claimed the record of the largest container ship for just a few weeks; the Madrid Maersk has now been delivered.
Maersk took delivery of the Madrid Maersk on Tuesday from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. According to analyst Alphaliner, the Madrid Maersk has a capacity of 20,568 TEUs, making her the world’s largest ship by TEU.
The 400-meter (1,312-foot) vessel can carry 23 rows of containers across the deck. The hull has been deepened to allow for an extra tier of containers in the hold.
Madrid Maersk is the first of Maersk’s second generation mega container ships called the EEE Mark II. Maersk ordered 11 of the vessels in 2015. They have an estimated price tag of $1.8 billion and will be delivered during 2017 and 2018.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines took delivery of the 400-meter, 20,170 TEU MOL Triumph from Samsung Heavy Industries in late March.
The next record-breaker, the 21,100 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, is expected to be delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries soon.