Maersk Line has signed a $1.8 billion new-build contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for 11 (eleven), plus 6 (six) optional, second generation Triple-E container vessels. Each is expected to have a capacity of 19,630 TEU.
I am very happy with this order. These vessels will help us stay competitive in the Asia – Europe trade and will be key in our strategy to grow with the market. It is the second order this year and we expect to order more vessels, which we can add to our fleet from 2017 and onwards … I am very confident placing this order with DSME. The company has a very good track record. Together we can leverage our Triple-E experiences to further improve performance, not least energy efficiency- Chief Operating Officer (COO), Maersk Line
The 11 new vessels will join Maersk Line’s fleet between April 2017 and May 2018. The ships will be the largest in Maersk Line’s fleet and are intended for deployment on the Asia – Europe service. The new container ships will replace smaller, less efficient vessels.