The world's largest cargo ship is leaving the shipyard

By Vessels

 On July 15 the world's largest cargo ship will start its journey for the first time. A lot of ports do not have the capacity to unload 20-story-high container stacks the vessel can lug between Asia and Europe.

The estimate price of this giant is $185-million. The capacity is 18,000 containers, 1,300 foot-long and can you guess the owner? Danish group A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S . The economic crisis hit the cargo vessels, many of them just stay and do not do anything. This large vessel is almost impossible to be unloaded when it is at full capacity.

Lars Jensen, head of Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe operations announced:
"We will operate it as a smaller ship for the first few months while ports upgrade their cranes,".

Many of the ports have to be upgraded in order the full capacity of the "Triple E" to be utilized. This process could take years and investment.

According to statistics 16 ports in the world are certified to handle the Maersk's largest cargo ship, but...there are no cranes that can work with the giant. The cargo vessel "Triple E" will gave to haul less and that is not profitable for the owner. The world's largest cargo ship will embark on its first journey on July 15 from Busan, South Korea, to Europe, after a stop at Singapore.