The Magleby Maersk will call at the port of Le Havre on April 14th. The sea giant vessel has selected Le Havre for this French maiden call. The Norman port is indeed one of the very few ports in the North-European range able to receive the biggest containership in the world, fully laden.

The choice of MAERSK LINE, which is the # 1 world shipping company, to select the port of Le Havre to accommodate the Magleby Maersk relies upon the nautical conditions offered by the Norman port which is fully suited for managing the increase in ship size and their specific needs in terms of performance: Access to Port 2000 is indeed rapid, safe and secure, 24 h/7 for all fully laden vessels. More than 300 giant containerships (+ 10,000 TEU) were not mistaken about that, as, in 2013, they called in at Port 2000 (that is 27% more than in 2012)

.The Triple-E class in figures - 400 m long, 59 m broad and 73 m high

- Capacity of 18,000 TEU ( « Twenty-foot Equivalent units »),that is 110 km long

- 19 container stacks (10 under the bridge and 9 above).

E like Environment

The Triple-E class (EEE – meaning « Efficiency », « Economies of scale » and « Environmentally-improved ») has taken up the bet to carry more cargo (18,000 TEU), using less fuel and reducing CO2 emissions by 50% per container carried (compared with the averages noted by the trade on the Asia – Europe route). In addition, for the first time in the design of a container vessel, the complete recycling of the ship was planned with the « Cradle to Cradle » concept according to which each ship part is recorded in the vessel « passport ».

This aspect is in line with the concerns of HAROPA which has chosen to incorporate the environment into its strategy of growth. The Environmental Trophies (ESI: Environmental Ship Index) awarded by HAROPA, on March 5th, last, to the shipping companies (including MAERSK LINE) prove the priority and standpoint in favour of the environmental respect. The ESI objective is indeed to pay tribute to the efforts of the shipping companies whose vessels emit fewer pollutants and less CO2 and go beyond the standards in force.

In total, 20 « Triple-E » container vessels will be delivered to Maersk Line company by 2015. They will be operated on the Asia to Europe route and they will connect 8 Asian ports with 6 European ports.

Built by DSME shipyards in South Korea, the Magleby Maersk - the 6th of the « Triple-E » series already delivered to Maersk Line – will sail from Rotterdam to Le Havre on 14 April with 22 crew members on board; she will spend 18 hours at the port of Le Havre for loading/off-loading operations before casting off bound for Tangiers.

About the Triple E class: dedicated web site