The world’s largest container ship, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrived in port of Rotterdam on her maiden voyage from Asia to Europe on August 16, amid throngs of shoreside and seagoing spectators. The nautical service providers and KOTUG’s RT Champion welcomed Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller.
Next port of arrival for the world's biggest ship was port of Bremerhaven where Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrived on August 18 and later on the next day left. Next destination of the vessel is Gdansk, Poland, expected to arrive on August 21st.
The world's largest container ship was constructed at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) at a cost of $185 million.
The vessel was officially named on 14th of June, 2013 during a ceremony at DSME.
Maersk Line plans to incorporate up to 20 of these huge Triple-E ships over the next few years as a means to lower their cost per TEU, as well as reduce their overall carbon footprint.